Top New York prosecutor investigates utilities' handling of Sandy

// World | Top New York prosecutor investigates utilities' handling of Sandy
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Long Island Power Authority and Consolidated Edison being investigated
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office subpoenaed LIPA and ConEd
  • Source: Office wants to know what they did to prepare and handle aftermath
  • LIPA and ConEd have indicated they will cooperate with the investigation

New York (CNN) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether New York utilities Long Island Power Authority and Consolidated Edison adequately prepared for and responded to Superstorm Sandy, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

On Wednesday, the attorney general's office subpoenaed LIPA and ConEd requesting information about what they did to brace their systems ahead of the storm and their management in its wake, the source said.

The investigation, which began November 5, is examining whether ConEd, as a publicly traded investor-owned utility company, breached the Public Service Law, which requires gas and electric companies to "supply safe and adequate service."

Honoré: Sandy recovery is stumbling

Schneiderman's office is questioning whether LIPA, which was created under the Public Authorities law, violated its legal obligations to ensure a safe and dependable flow of electricity.

The attorney general is also studying disclosure statements LIPA made to bondholders regarding the ability of their power systems to weather severe storms, the source said.

iReporter Pankaj Purohit lives five minutes from the boardwalk on Essex Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, which began flooding even before Superstorm Sandy's rains came. iReporter Pankaj Purohit lives five minutes from the boardwalk on Essex Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, which began flooding even before Superstorm Sandy's rains came.
What Sandy did to New Jersey
HIDE CAPTION
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
>
>>
A New York police officer jumps over a large crack in a boardwalk in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 14. The boardwalk was damaged by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. See photos of the immediate aftermath of Sandy.A New York police officer jumps over a large crack in a boardwalk in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 14. The boardwalk was damaged by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. See photos of the immediate aftermath of Sandy.
Long, slow recovery from Superstorm Sandy
HIDE CAPTION
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
>
>>

Elizabeth Flagler, a spokeswoman for LIPA, said in an e-mail to CNN, "We have reviewed the AGs subpoena and intend to comply with it in all respects."

Joy Faber, a spokeswoman for ConEd, said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

"We look forward to reviewing the company's storm preparations and response with the Attorney General and all interested parties," she said.

On Tuesday, a lawsuit was filed by two residents, claiming LIPA and its partner, National Grid, committed "gross negligence, breach of contract, and fraud," according to attorney Ken Mollins, who is representing the plaintiffs.

Also on Tuesday, amidst heavy criticism of his company's handling of the storm, Mike Hervey, chief operating officer of LIPa, said he would resign, effective at the end of the year.

It's a hard slog back to normalcy

Scammers create fake websites for Sandy victims

Sandy amplifies struggles for low-income families

CNN's Randi Iaboni contributed to this report

0
Comments »
  • Print
  • Email
  • More sharing
Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Peter Christopher, 48, Rapes Girl, 8, Offers Her Family N25,000 As Compensation

An eight-year-old girl has narrated how she was allegedly raped by their 48-year-old neighbour, Mr. Peter Christopher, one afternoon in the building her family shared ... Full story

Female Suicide Bomber Arrested In Cameroon (Photos)

Cameroon military have recorded massive successes as they have reportedly foiled two major bomb attacks.  Earlier, we gave you a report of a female suicide bomber ... Full story

Giant Snake Found At Daniella Okeke’s House

The actress said the massive snake was found at her backyard yesterday. I think that surrounding needs a little weeding. That plants surrounding the building ... Full story

Ex-Lawmaker Jailed 7 Years Jail For Drug Trafficking

A former member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Missa Bobbo, and a notorious drug baron, Bappa Madu, of Ngurore town have been sentenced ... Full story

Notorious, Cold Hearted Kidnapper Kills 7 Including His GirlFriend In One Day

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Henry Chibueze, a notorious kidnapper terrorizing South East and South South parts of the country, stormed the home of his ... Full story

We Live Like Rats, Yet Nigerians Citizens Want Us To Be Their Friends - Nigerian Policemen

He was drenched with sweat by the time he wriggled himself through the narrow entrance of his room into the passageway. Looking very depressed and ... Full story

Nollywood Actress, Gloria Young Causes Scene At Bank

Popular actress, Gloria Young, is currently not a happy customer. The iconic actress was recently spotted at a bank where she created a scene and ... Full story

Generator Repairer Stabbed To Death By Scavenger

A 19-year-old scrap metal scavenger, Mohammed Bello, is in custody of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos for allegedly stabbing a generator repairer, Taiwo ... Full story

MJ's Famous White Sequined Glove Sells At Auction For £41,000

A sequined glove worn by Michael Jackson has been sold at auction for a whopping $64,000. Bidding for the iconic fashion piece started at $20,000, around ... Full story

Nigerian Arrested In Iceland For Infecting Women With HIV

A Nigerian man who arrived Iceland last August, has been arrested for deliberately infecting women with the HIV. Police are currently investigating the case, particularly as ... Full story

Toke Makinwa Returns With Vlog Of The Week (Video)

What's the worst thing that can happen...you'll be single. Is singlehood so bad? Watch Rhythm FM OAP, Toke Makinwa's Vlog of the Week.  She has been ... Full story

Comment on: Top New York prosecutor investigates utilities' handling of Sandy

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

My Wife Didn’t Like Our Son’s Music Career - Femi Falana

Music sensation, Falz, is enjoying every moment in the spotlight but before he got there, he had to cross some hurdles at home. Saturday Beats ...

My Mum Always Warned Me About Women - Mike Godson

In a recent interview with The Entertainer, fast rising Nollywood actor, Mike Godson revealed one of his best kept advices from his mum. The Imo ...

Checkout What Actress, Moji Olaiya Invested Several Millions On

Nollywood actress, Moji OLaiya, has joined the train of entertainers who are investing their money wisely to diversify into other businesses. Rather than remain dependent on ...

Omotola Jalade Causes Stare With Outfit (Photos)

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, is really making a lot of men to salivate with her beauty which continues to radiate as the day goes by. The ...

Naira Has Recovered In Black Market, Checkout New Rate

Relief has come for individuals who are looking to change currency in the black market as the rate of naira to a dollar increased yesterday, ... Full story

Mario Balotelli's Liverpool Career Is Over

Mario Balotelli's career might be finally over at Anfield as he has been left out of trainings and tour.  Mario Balotellli's career in Liverpool may just ... Full story

Jay-Jay Okocha Returns To Football

Former captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha may be on his way back to English football. The former Botlon Wanderers skipper, who is ... Full story

Yemi Alade | Duro Timi VIDEO Premiere

2015 MTV Africa Music Awards “Best Female” award winner Yemi Alade premieres the music visual for “Duro Timi“; a Sizzle Pro produced emotive ballad sheltered on her acclaimed ...

Olamide Gushes About Adekunle Gold

There is a popular saying that anything worth doing is worth doing well. With this saying, singer, Olamide, seems not to have any regrets signing ...

Tonto Dikeh Reveals Her Belly To Her Fans (Photo)

For those rumour peddlers who had stated that Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, is pregnant, well, the actress has openly revealed herself for all to see. The ...