Spitzer spurned Broadwater pen pals, LI environmentalists claim

Long Island environmentalists are outraged with Governor Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) after he failed to respond to letters voicing opposition to the Broadwater project. Adrienne Esposito says at least 2,000

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2007, 11:10 PM

Updated 6,360 days ago

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Long Island environmentalists are outraged with Governor Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) after he failed to respond to letters voicing opposition to the Broadwater project.
Adrienne Esposito says at least 2,000 letters were sent to the governor opposing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) barge that Broadwater Energy hopes to build nine miles off the coast of Wading River. Instead of receiving a response from Spitzer, the letters were answered by Long Island Power Authority CEO Richard Kessel. In his letter, Kessel says the governor is reviewing the project and LIPA is conducting an economic analysis. Esposito says Spitzer's behavior does not reflect well on his administration.
LIPA's Broadwater report is scheduled for release in March, while Spitzer is withholding judgment on the barge until after New York's Department of State completes its environmental review.
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