Governor Cuomo Pledges to Further Bleed the Upstate
Don't believe this headline — Cuomo Pledges $1 Billion for Buffalo. Read the words governor actually used, which chilled me when I heard them spoken live over the wireless in my horseless carriage:
- Another key to powering our economic growth is expanding our energy infrastructure. Just as President Eisenhower’s interstate highway project propelled the nation forward in the 1950s, today the energy grid provides critical infrastructure and an opportunity for economic growth.
We have an excess of generation capacity and tremendous wind power potential in Upstate and Western New York and north of the border in Quebec. We have tremendous energy needs Downstate. Just as we built the New York State Thruway to unite distant parts of the state, we will develop an “Energy Highway” system that will bring excess fossil-fuel energy from Western New York downstate, and also tap into Upstate’s potential for renewable energy, like wind power.