An environmental group and organic farm in the Hudson Valley have filed a lawsuit against the New York state Public Service Commission. The two groups oppose state subsidies of upstate nuclear power plants.
Letters have gone back and forth between seven state lawmakers and the chair of the New York State Public Service Commission. At issue is what the lawmakers say is an unfair statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants.
The New York state Public Service Commission held two public hearings Thursday in Kingston on a proposed Clean Energy Standard. Most audience members who took to the mic voiced opposition to the proposed nuclear component of the plan.