Lawmakers, activists criticize LIPA over new contract with PSEG

By Mark Harrington with Newsday

June 29, 2021

Originally published in Newsday on June 29, 2021.

Long Island lawmakers and energy activists are taking a chapter from LIPA’s criticism of PSEG over the past 10 months and turning it on LIPA itself after the authority on Sunday said it reached an agreement to continue with PSEG after months of publicly mulling alternatives.

One lawmaker blasted the deal as "another deception," while another called it a "ominous" as summer storms loom. An activist said the news made her "sick," and has her coalition mulling a push for legislation to make LIPA the fully public utility it was supposed to be.

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