Governor Corruptocrat Andrew Cuomo’s NY is a place where natural gas projects only get done on two conditions: pretense and payoffs.
Back in December, the Middletown Times-Herald-Record reported on the construction of the new CPV Valley Energy Center natural gas power plant just off Route I-84 near the city. A key part of the story had to do with the rejection of a fractivist lawsuit intended to stop the project:
State Supreme Court Justice Elaine Slobod dismissed the lawsuit in September. She ruled the lawsuit raised no new issues or relevant changes in circumstances. She also rejected Sussman’s argument that, because fracking is banned in New York, the plant should not use fracked natural gas.
While Judge Slobod’s decision was undoubtedly correct, the lawsuit illustrated the absurdity of life in Cuomo’s NY, where natural gas power plants are good and fracking is bad. How is such a policy supposed to work? The answer is this; with a combination of pretense that fracking and natural gas are unconnected and Tammany Hall style payoffs. We are now seeing exactly how it all works Governor Corruptocrat Andrew Cuomo’s NY, thanks to Preet Bharara.