The Journal News reports that the Indian Point nuclear plant has cleared a hurdle in being relicensed. That's good news for us Central New Yorkers, because if this plant were to close, it would give another reason for the NYRI power line to be built . . . not to mention send electric rates through the roof.
Clearing a hurdle, however, should not make us feel too secure since the Big Wigs in state government still want to shut it down, and more than likely will pull out all the stops to cater to the NIMBYs of Westchester -- people who need the power, but would rather foist the impacts of power generation and transmission on others (us). Of course, there being more people in Westchester, what do you think the politicians will do?
While this is an issue for discussion downstate, it is not mentioned by our local media . . . which allows it to be off the radar screens of our reps in Albany.