Scandals rendering Cuomo ineffective
The recent scandal surrounding Gov. Cuomo has put New York in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
We have, once again, become a national embarrassment. The governor has carried on the fine tradition of New York politicians before him, including Sheldon Silver, Joe Bruno, Anthony Weiner and of course, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
What is it about certain New York public officials who cannot live up to their responsibilities and serve the citizens of this state without controversy?
I suggest that significant personal character flaws and unchecked ego drive some of their questionable behavior. However, the unnecessary power given to the governor, speaker of the Assembly and the Senate majority leader creates a situation in which others are hesitant to raise questions about inappropriate actions.
The governor must resign to put this controversy behind all of us. Being distracted by scandals will make him ineffective in dealing with our state’s considerable problems including a huge budget deficit, dramatic out-migration of its citizens, poorly administered vaccine rollout and the need to make important decisions which will help us get back to normal as quickly as we can.
How can he govern and represent our interest while he is working to protect his own position? Absent of a resignation, this situation will drag on for many months as an investigation won’t be resolved quickly.
We are all being disadvantaged by his inappropriate behavior and oversized ego.
Trump will be back after Biden failures
We lost the election, but we will be back in 2024.
Thank you for keeping the gas prices low while you were president. Biden couldn’t wait to reverse that. Thank you for getting the coronavirus vaccine for us so quickly. The liberal media is mum about those two issues.
Thank you for controlling the illegal immigration problem.
Biden has quickly reversed that too. Thank you for the temporary peace in the Middle East. Biden changed that too.
There is a lot more negatively changing. l just wanted to give the people who voted Biden in to think about what they wanted and got.
Power line plan not worth the damage
The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) transmission corridor (power lines) would, if constructed, damage the Hudson River, and likely lead to additional river destruction in Quebec and Labrador, Canada where the electricity would originate.
In January, CHPE developers requested the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) quickly approve an increase in the permitted capacity from 1000 megawatts (one billion watts) to 1250 megawatts.
This proposed 25% increase, combined with all the route changes approved last year, should trigger federal and state orders that CHPE developers prepare a new environmental impact statement (EIS) and subsequent hearings for the approximately 335-mile power line project that would traverse eastern New York from the Canadian border to New York City.
Also noteworthy is Hudson Riverkeeper, an environmental group based in Ossining, publicly retracted in 2019 its prior CHPE support, saying much has changed in recent years, and CHPE is not needed to supply electricity to New York City.
CHPE developers pretend CHPE installation is the best way to displace downstate fossil fuel electricity generation.
However, many initiatives are being launched in New York City to greatly increase the energy efficiency of buildings.
These activities would reduce fossil fuel use and provide thousands of times more jobs than CHPE.
Huge numbers of New York City jobs could also be created by installing solar panels atop some of the city’s buildings. When it comes to job creation, CHPE is a dud.
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