NY Nuke Power Plant Closing, Blames Fracked Marcellus Gas

Indian Point Energy Center

The Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant near New York City will close down by 2021–after safely powering New York City and Westchester County for more than 40 years. Our man-child governor, Andy Cuomo, has made it one of his missions in life to screw the Indian facility (does he have something against Indians?), because, he says, it’s too close to NYC and too decrepit and dangerous. Our out-of-control Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has been hassling the facility with legal actions. And our friends at Riverkeeper have been suing the pants off the facility for years. New York State is so “business friendly” as the advertisements say, dontcha think? Anyway, Entergy, the owner of the facility, says all of those reasons are not why the facility is closing. Instead, it was cheap fracked Marcellus gas, says Entergy, that is closing the facility. The nuke plant just can’t produce electricity as cheaply as Marcellus-powered electric plants can…

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