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McCarthy: Hervey's Resignation Will Be Welcomed By Thousands

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy hopes LIPA COO resignation will signal a new chapter for region's power infrastructure.

McCarthy says Hervey's resignation will be welcomed by thousands of Long Islanders still without power.
McCarthy says Hervey's resignation will be welcomed by thousands of Long Islanders still without power.
(Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office.)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who still has many constituents without power in her South Shore Long Island district due to the flooding and winds from Hurricane Sandy, issued the following statement in reaction to the news of the resignation of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey:

"While LIPA's linemen and other field workers have worked hard during the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the agency has shown a breathtaking lack of organization, preparedness and communication in ways that can only be held accountable at the highest levels of the agency.

"Mr. Hervey's resignation will be welcomed by thousands of Long Islanders still without power and will hopefully also signal a new chapter for our region's power infrastructure.

"We need to reorganize LIPA and modernize Long Island's energy grid into one resilient and smart enough to bounce back from major storms much faster - two weeks without power in the most powerful first-world nation in the world is simply unacceptable."
Bill Sweeney November 14, 2012 at 09:18 AM
And yours would be by tens of thousands...
Bill Sweeney November 14, 2012 at 09:18 AM
No, sorry...hundreds of thousands.
Jack O'Niel November 14, 2012 at 09:19 AM
I was thinking the same thing Bill.
Bill Sweeney November 14, 2012 at 09:22 AM
Jack...you and I are far from the only ones...
Melanie Donus November 15, 2012 at 09:34 AM
Yep - on the same page, Jack and Bill - deplorable!
Bill Sweeney November 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Can the pot be any blacker...and we're the poor kettle!

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