LIPA hearing in New York State Senate

LILCO failed Long Island! We tried privatization years ago. Then, we were promised a “people’s power authority” with elections. That was squashed. And, Governor Cuomo and others want to go BACKWARDS to privatization. See the discussion live from the NY State Senate. There is some spunky questioning going on now (Wednesday morning and lunchtime). See […]

LIPA Disaster: Blame Cuomo, Not Privatization

Cuomo wins this year’s Scott Walker false narrative award.

Is it time to turn LIPA back into a people’s power authority for Long Island?

Editors’ comments on November 14, 2012: LIPA does not need rants from the politicians who helped make the mess. LIPA needs elections! Pre- Sandy LIPA/Long Island Power Authority coverage from local media: Suffolk Closeup: Electing LIPA’s trustees Shelter Island Reporter / October 21, 2012 by Karl Grossman Sparring over LIPA board’s ‘legitimacy’ Newsday / October […]

Tell Gov. Cuomo: LIPA needs Elections, not more Privatization

Governor Andrew Cuomo is finishing the job of destroying Long Island’s power grid and finances under LIPA

Unhappy with LIPA?

If you are unhappy with LIPA/Long Island Power Authority, you are not alone. A new survey-study shows that LIPA customers are the least satisfied in the nation. If you don’t like it…change it. When LIPA was set up, LIPA board members were supposed to be elected. There are still vestiges of the petitioning rules in […]

LIPA/NYPA: Don’t Bailout National Grid

Long Island Business News » Maniscalco: Bailout senseless The Long Island Power Authority and the New York Power Authority have set the wheels in motion to bail out National Grid by purchasing its plants, which National Grid Vice President Robert Catell has labeled “junk.” This begins the process to take National Grid’s toxic assets off […]

NY Governor Paterson vetoes bill to provide LIPA accountability

LIPA was supposed to become the people’s power authority. That has not happened. When LIPA was first set up, there were supposed to be elected members of the LIPA board. Though, that never happened, they are all appointed, with no accountability to the public. (Though, in NY State Law there are still vestiges of that […]

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