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Indian Point’s 100% Replacement Energy in Place Now – to Power the Bronx and All of New York City

 [The following opinion article is a rebuttal to one posted by Frank Fraley that posted on February 4, 2016 in the Norwood News. ]

(Op-Ed) Indian Point’s 100% Replacement Energy in Place Now – to Power the Bronx and All of New York City

By CATHERINE SKOPIC

We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s support for the closure of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. As he has clearly stated there is no evacuation plan and it is too close to New York City. No need to worry. New York City does not need Indian Point to keep our lights on.

New York State energy regulators have already evaluated any potential reliability issues that could occur when Indian Point is closed and created a plan to ensure they are addressed: the Indian Point Replacement Contingency Plan is already being implemented by Con Edison and the New York Power Authority.*(Nuclear Information and Resource Service http://www.nirs.org) Continue reading

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Another day, another co-sponsor

Council Member Antonio Reynoso,  District 34, Brooklyn, is the nineteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Please call his office to thank him.

39% of the Council Members have now signed on. We need 15 more co-sponsors to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.

If your CM has not yet signed on, call today and urge them to do so. Visit our Call to Action page for more information and instructions.

The Bronx? Yes, thonx!

Council Member Andy King,  District 12, the Bronx, is the eighteenth CM to sign on to Resolution 0694 calling for the closure of Indian Point. Our “thonx” to him.

36% of the Council Members have now signed on. We have about half of the number of CMs we need to ensure that the resolution is veto proof.