Maloney Statement on Shutting Down Indian Point by 2021
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after reports that New York State and Entergy have come to an agreement that includes shutting down Indian Point nuclear plant by April 2021.
“Since day one, I’ve supported responsibly phasing out operations at Indian Point – that means preserving jobs for workers and providing a reliable energy source that keeps prices low for Hudson Valley families. I greatly appreciate Governor Cuomo and Entergy working together to wind down operations at Indian Point, especially after so many safety issues in recent years – from faulty baffle bolts to contaminated water leaks – have shown it is simply too dangerous to continue operating.
“But let me be clear – this agreement must include concrete plans to protect the jobs of hundreds of New Yorkers and keep energy prices low for my neighbors in the Hudson Valley. We can balance safety concerns with the security of local jobs and low energy bills and I will continue working with New York State to ensure the burden of shutting down Indian Point isn’t placed on the backs of hardworking folks in the Hudson Valley.”