Raia Commends Paterson for Stance on Broadwater Issue

April 14, 2008

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C,WF-East Northport) today commended Gov. David Paterson for his opposition to the Broadwater Liquefied Natural Gas project proposed for Long Island Sound.

“After a three-year struggle, I am pleased that Gov. Paterson took the time to listen to the residents of Long Island that this disastrous project would have affected,” said Raia. “At a time when Long Island, in particular Suffolk County, is trying to stress the importance of the Long Island Sound and the value it has on our communities and our quality of life, the Broadwater project was not the answer to our energy issues.”

“I look forward to continuing the dialogue and working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure the protection of Long Island’s energy, environment and economy,” said Raia. “This governor is clearly in touch with the realities of our region and how important protecting our environment is to the livelihood of the people who live and do business on Long Island.”

Although Broadwater proponents claim that Long Island residents would see a $300 savings per household, Assemblyman Raia strongly disputes their figures and, to date, those proponents of Broadwater have not been able to substantiate those claims.