Cuomo Orders Investigation Of Utility Companies' Sandy Response
A north country man will sit on a commission investigating electric utilities' response to power outages caused by what's being called Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering the probe under the state's powerful Moreland Commission law that provides for subpoenas and other action.
One of the members of the 10-member commission is Clarkson University President Tony Collins.
Cuomo had previously threatened to hold public hearings on his concerns.
Cuomo has repeatedly criticized the utilities for what he considered slow progress restoring power to more than two million customers from Long Island to the Hudson Valley.
The commission will be run by former Attorney General Robert Abrams and Cuomo's financial services director, Benjamin Lawsky.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, Watertown, NY
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