At the end of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit in Stony Point on Wednesday, reporters were given an opportunity to ask questions.
I asked his opinion on the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express project, which would bring electricity generated in Canada down to New York City. Opponents of the project say power should be generated within the country to create jobs. Stony Point residents fear that the transmission line that would run underground along the CSX railroad easement in town would hinder their plans to develop waterfront properties.
Although I had no time to ask followup questions, here’s what Cuomo said:
“As a general rule, we need to generate power in this state, or we need to bring power into the state. And then it becomes how do you do it. Whatever option we pursue, the state will review first to make sure it’s safe for not just people who’re going to use the power but anyone who’d be affected by the transmission of the power.”
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