Letter: Caithness II is already outdated
Never has it been said better, regarding the cost of electricity, than by Assemb. Steve Englebright at a July 10 hearing ["Tax break plan faulted," News, July 11]. Speaking about the proposed Caithness II generating plant at a Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency meeting, Englebright said, "The proposal before you, if approved, would advance the construction of what appears likely to be the last large fossil-fuel dinosaur built in New York State."
He said the cost to PSEG Long Island for natural gas and electric transmission lines would run more than $1 billion. The estimated number of permanent jobs created is six to eight. No industrial development agency anywhere should agree to grant $59 million in state and county sales tax breaks for so few permanent jobs!
Peter Quinn, West Islip