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Gov. Cuomo proposes bill to ‘dramatically increase penalties’ for NY utility storm response failures

October 30, 2020

New York utilities are coping with the remnants of Hurricane Zeta and say they are always working to improve storm response. At the same time, the state is considering stricter penalties for potential failures.

“After every storm we look for ways to improve,” Consolidated Edison, the state’s largest utility, said in an emailed statement. “We also know that the climate is changing, and New York is experiencing more frequent, damaging storms.”

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