Critics see Cuomo power play at the PSC #NY

By National Wind Watch ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refashioned the Public Service Commission, the state’s powerful utility regulator, into an organ of executive power in ways that critics find unprecedented and potentially troubling. The PSC’s board is nominally a bipartisan commission created by the Legislature. But Cuomo has filled it mostly with allies who rarely if ever defy his wishes on energy policy. “It’s an agency that carries out the governor’s orders regardless of the impact on the ratepayers,” Earthjustice attorney Chris Amato . . .

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