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Letter: Cuomo's LIPA plan's good leadership

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to restructure the Long Island Power Authority would take giant steps forward in improving the quality of life for every Long Islander ["Eyes on LIPA plan," News, May 15].

The impacts of recent weather events and superstorm Sandy are still being felt throughout Long Island. Restructuring LIPA would allow for quicker responses in times of need, such as after future storms. It would ensure that all communities get the service they deserve, including restoring power more efficiently and in a timely manner. Restructuring LIPA would allow for more accountability, and we hope it will provide opportunities to expand renewable energy options, helping build a cleaner, healthier future.

Sustainable Long Island applauds Cuomo's leadership and plan, to increase accountability and provide more efficient, transparent utility service for all Long Islanders.

Amy Engel, Farmingdale

Editor's note: The writer is the executive director of Sustainable Long Island, a regional nonprofit organization that advances economic development, environmental health and social equity.