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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 06:33 AM
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Long Island utility COO resigns amid outrage (should be tarred & feathered)
November 13, 2012, 11:22 PM
Long Island utility COO resigns amid outrage


UNIONDALE, N.Y. The chief operating officer of a utility company heavily criticized for its response to Superstorm Sandy is stepping down.

The Long Island Power Authority announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation, effective at the end of the year. Hervey has been with LIPA for 12 years.

LIPA has come under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers on Oct. 29, both for how long it was taking to get power restored and for poor communication with customers.

There are about 10,000 outages in Nassau and Suffolk counties, just east of New York City, and LIPA officials have said they hope to have most of them resolved by Wednesday.

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"From Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, to Hurricane Sandy, over the past two years New York has experienced some of the worst natural disasters in our state's history," Cuomo said. "As we adjust to the reality of more frequent major weather incidents, we must study and learn from these past experiences to prepare for the future."


Ya think, Governor Cuomo, ya think?

How many years has this been going on? Why is government just waking up to the need to prepare for the future? Why the hell do we have people like you in office?

Well, at least you did not leave it at "people understand power outtages," the way my clueless Governor did.


My thoughts on power outages, dated October 29 http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



Our utilities fail us. FEMA fails us. Local and state government fails us. And we remain docile while our families are at risk by people we pay, like our Governors and utility companies. Good on the people of Long Island for getting this loser to quit. I hope they don't leave it at that.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 08:16 AM
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1. The grid is yet another
neglected part of the infrastructure. The nation has a huge infrastructure deficit. This should have been addressed gradually over the past three decades. Instead we emphasized tax cuts and military spending. The results of right wing rule has set the nation back decades. There has been little investment in education, research and development and infrastructure. The nation is diminished as a result.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-12 02:43 AM
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2. We did not invest in America, period. Too busy being jingoisticand "starving the
beast" that is known as the country.
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