Hen Hud Shelved Capital Project Over Indian Point Closure, Super Says

The lights at Entergy’s nuclear plant in Buchanan aren’t — figuratively — set to go off for another four years, but for some, the switch has already been flipped. The Hendrick Hudson School District — and the 2,400 students and 17,000 residents it serves – is already feeling the effects of plans to close Indian Point, Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter testified in Albany this week.

Murphy Says He May Investigate Deal Closing Indian Point

State Sen. Terrence Murphy, just one of many elected officials who said they felt blindsided by Indian Point’s planned closure, said Monday that he may probe the deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the nuclear power plant’s operators, Entergy, according to a report by politico.com. An investigation will be launched, he told politico.com, if he can’t get answers to questions about lost revenues and jobs, and about the safety of the Buchanan facility after it’s shuttered.

County Takes ‘The Bull By The Horns’ Over Indian Point, Astorino Says

County, school and local governments are going to have to “take the bull by the horns” if Westchester is to survive the financial fallout of Indian Point’s closure, says County Executive Rob Asterino. Gov. Andrew Cuomo startled everyone from local officials to environmental groups this month when he announced that the Buchanan facility would be shuttered in stages, from 2020 to 2021, 13 and 14 years earlier, respectively, than required under the anticipated federal re-licensing terms.

Cortlandt Forum Tackles Indian Point’s Planned Closure

A public forum will be held in Cortlandt this week to discuss the planned closing of Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan, says Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi. Gov. Andrew Cuomo startled everyone from local officials to environmental groups earlier this month by announcing that the facility would be shut down in stages, starting in 2020 and ending sometime the following year.

Letter: Indian Point plant closure a costly decision by state

This May 10, 2011, file photo, shows the nuclear power plant at Indian Point in Buchanan, N.Y. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby. ORG XMIT: NYR106 less FILE – This May 10, 2011, file photo, shows the nuclear power plant at Indian Point in Buchanan, N.Y. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with New York Gov. … more The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the banks of the Hudson River March 22, 2011 in Buchanan, NY.

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What’s Really Behind the Indian Point Nuclear Deal?

There was general celebration among sensible-thinking people on January 9 when New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed a deal that would see the twin reactors at the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station in Buchanan, NY, close by 2021. Indian Point, on the shores of the Hudson River, has been plagued by safety problems for years, sits on two fault lines – putting it at high risk of earthquake – and was identified as a potential target by the 9/11 attackers who flew over the plant while taking flight training lessons.

New York’s Nuclear Option

A boat moves along the Hudson River in front of the Indian Point nuclear power plant on March 18, 2011 in Buchanan, New York. Rob Astorino , Westchester County Executive, discusses Governor Andrew Cuomo’s agreement with the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to shut down both its operating reactors by 2021 and what this means for his constituents.

Sen. Murphy, Assemblywoman Galef Question Closure Of Indian Point

Count Sen. Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef among the many politicians concerned about the decision to close Buchanan-based Indian Point. On Monday, Entergy, which runs the nuclear power plant, confirmed that it will be closing Unit 2 by April 2020 and Unit 3 by April 2021, saying it is no longer economically viable for the plant to remain open.

Anti-nuke group protests at Cuomo’s speech

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ‘State of the State’ speech today was greeted by protesters outside of Purchase College. A group of activists stood outside the Performing While applauding the governor’s decision to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, critics are protesting his plan to spend nearly $8 billion to help bail out three aging upstate nuclear power plants.

Anti-nuke group protests at Cuomo’s speech

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ‘State of the State’ speech today was greeted by protesters outside of Purchase College. A group of activists stood outside the Performing While applauding the governor’s decision to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, critics are protesting his plan to spend nearly $8 billion to help bail out three aging upstate nuclear power plants.

Astorino Blames Cuomo For Indian Point Closure, Saying ‘The Joke’s On Us’

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the closing of Indian Point in Buchanan is typical behavior from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo in 2014, held a press conference in Tarrytown at the Double Tree on Monday following Entergy’s press conference of its own at the hotel to confirm it was closing the nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021.

Cuomo: Indian Point is too dangerous

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his first in a series of regional State of the State addresses today in New York City and the closure of Indian Point in Buchanan was a key topic. Cuomo and Entergy, the owner and operator of the Indian Point Energy Center, announced a deal today to shut down the Reactor Unit 2 in April 2020 and Unit 3 in April 2021.

Aging Indian Point nuclear plant to close by 2021

The aging Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan will close in 2021 under a deal with Entergy and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Entergy, the owner and operator of the Indian Point Energy Center, says it will hold a press conference today to formally announce the closure in April 2021.

Sustainable Saturday: After Indian Point

… in the timely arrival of a clean energy future. An agreement to shutter the ailing Indian Point nuclear reactors in Buchanan, NY (Westchester County) was announced on January 9. Under the deal hammered out between keep its employees on board until …

Deal made to shut down Indian Point power plant

This Dec. 16, 2009, file photo, shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y., as seen from across the Hudson River in Tomkins Cove, N.Y. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby.

Aging New York nuclear plant to close by 2021

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, photo, reactor containment domes of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y., rise above homes just north of the town of Verplanck, N.Y., as seen from the Stony Point Historic Site. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby.

AP source: Aging New York nuclear plant to close by 2021

In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 photo, reactor containment domes of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. rise above homes just north of the town of Verplanck, N.Y. as seen from the Stony Point Historic Site. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby.

AP source: Aging New York nuclear plant to close by 2021

In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 photo, reactor containment domes of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. rise above homes just north of the town of Verplanck, N.Y. as seen from the Stony Point Historic Site. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby.

AP source: Aging New York nuclear plant to close by 2021

In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 photo, reactor containment domes of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. rise above homes just north of the town of Verplanck, N.Y. as seen from the Stony Point Historic Site. The aging facility just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long argued it should be shuttered to protect the millions of people living nearby.

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… Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Consulting Minister Rev. George Buchanan will speak on Sunday. Buchanan’s sermon, will explore the second source of the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the source which …

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A common refrain is to list the various awful things associated with Trump – e.g., groping women, stirring up bigotry, toadying to Putin – and suggesting that anyone who votes for Trump must be embracing all of this. A recent Pew survey found that 58 percent of Clinton supporters “have a hard time respecting someone who supports Donald Trump for president,” almost a third more than the proportion of Trump voters who view Clinton supports with similar disdain.