New York News
4:38 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Moreland Commission Hearing On LI

Long Island's two county executives testified before a state commission investigating utility companies in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response held a public hearing Tuesday night at SUNY College of Old Westbury.  and  Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano were called to testify . The hearing targeted utilities' preparedness and response as well as making recommendations for restructuring utilities.

There was a public comment period where citizens fielded suggestions, among them, one to take over the Long Island Power Authority and make it a customer-owned co-op.

Another hearing is set for Dec. 20. That will focus specifically on LIPA and National Grid's storm response. A location for that hearing has not been announced.