***MEDIA ADVISORY*** SENATE CHAIR OF HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION AND INTRODUCES LEGISLATION CONCERNING FOREIGN OWNED UTILITIES

 

     

    ***Friday, November 4th at 11 a.m.***

    Brewster, N.Y. – (11/03/11) – As the lights begin to come back on following Saturday’s Nor’easter that left the entire Hudson Valley crippled, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is announcing he will be launching an investigation into the slow response times demonstrated by the foreign owned utility company, NYSEG.

    In September 2008, Iberdrola S.A., an energy company based in Spain, bought the parent company of two Upstate New York utilities — New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric. Since then, customers of NYSEG have noticed a progressive degradation in quality and service from their utility provider.

    “This is not a third-world country,” said Senator Ball, who is the Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. “These companies need to begin to more immediately respond to abandoned customers, struggling for basic answers and information. It is unacceptable for our utility companies to be owned by foreign companies. This begs for an independent hearing and investigation into slow response times and vulnerability of our infrastructure,” added Ball.

     

    Who: Senator Greg Ball

    Hudson Valley Elected Officials

    What: Investigation into Foreign Owned Utility Company

    When: Friday, November 4th 11 a.m.

    Where: Yorktown Town Hall

    363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

     

    For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier (914) 406-5114.

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