Letter: Dissolve LIPA for better service

A Long Island Power Authority in Belle Harbor,

A Long Island Power Authority in Belle Harbor, Queens. (Nov. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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I strongly disagree with the Long Island Association's resolution, spearheaded by president Kevin Law, which rejects Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's call to privatize the Long Island Power Authority ["LI businesses: Give PSEG a try," News, March 21].

Instead, Law, a past LIPA president, proposes an expanded role for PSEG of New Jersey, including storm-related restoration. Transferring the fundamental basic utility function would make LIPA even more inconsequential.

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Also, awarding a supplementary contract to PSEG for the additional scope of a major basic utility function seems to be contractually illegal and unfair to the two unsuccessful bidders -- National Grid and Consolidated Edison.

What is needed is the total dissolution of LIPA to remove the vestiges of years of blatant betrayal of its Long Island customers.

Paul Malik, Northport


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