Astoria politicians - Council members Peter Vallone, Jr. and Eric Gioia as well as Assembly member Michael Gianaris - also blasted the power company for what they believe is little effort to prepare for increased energy consumption expected this summer.
CON ED CUSTOMERS WARY
“Northwestern Queens and almost every other area of the city have gone through huge phases of development, and Con Ed has not upgraded its system to keep up with that,” Vallone said, explaining that he predicted a blackout at a hearing with Con Ed on Monday, June 25.
“To blame the last blackout on a minor storm is downright scary because we have these storms all the time,” he said.
Whoops! Pete let the truth slip out. Maybe he can explain why he and his buds push for high-rises in the area when they know the power grid can't handle it.
How about this ingenius quote from the Doorman:
Heat Wave Is Igniting Outage Fears
"The fact that there's such uncertainty in New York City in the 21st century is appalling," [Councilman Eric Gioia] said. "No one's worried the trains won't run tomorrow. No one's worried the water won't come on tomorrow. But we're all worried the power won't be on."
If there is no power, the trains won't be running tomorrow, Eric!