Thursday, November 22, 2012

Calls for gas stations to have generators

From Bayside Patch:

A second elected official from northeast Queens is now calling for local gas stations to have back-up generators to allow for the operation of fuel pumps during power outages.

Earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Little Neck, introduced legislation that would force gas station owners to have back-up power sources in the case of a storm.

Under his bill, the generators would need to be available for use no later than 24 hours after a disaster and gas stations would have to get a transfer switch installed by a professional electrical contractor.

Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, has now filed a legislative service request for the law on Nov. 13 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s visit to the city. Residents in Halloran’s district have been forced to wait in long lines for gas.

“After seeing the effects of power outages at gas stations throughout the city, it seems a no-brainer,” he said. “The stations that had power in the early aftermath of the storm quickly ran out of gas, while the stations that had gas had no electricity to pump it.”

He said forcing gas station owners to install a generator would help to prevent the type of gas shortages through which city residents have suffered in recent weeks.


Anonymous said...

Great, so all stations will have power and no gas because of distribution problems. And we will all pay more for gas as a result.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Anonymous said...

And each gas station should also have a shrine to Theod.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Since I will now be in Councilman Peter Koo's district I can speak openly of my disappointment in my (soon to be) former representative.

Councilman Dan Halloran has a strange sense of loyalty to his constituents.

First he betrays Whitestone by supporting the excessive expansion plans of the White House Restaurant, but now he shows concern by filing this legislative service request.

That gas bag could supply Queens' needs for a month.

Jerry Rotondi said...


If the redistricting maps wind up getting redrawn, to put me back in Halloran's district, I still stand by my opinion of of him.

It would be an honor to be on this blowhard's s--t list.

So there, now I've said it all!

Anonymous said...

Why not wind mills ?

Anonymous said...

Queens Borough hall is the best damned "wind mill" in the five boroughs! Just harness all that power!

Anonymous said...


Hollerin' Halloran is at it again.

That blathering beer belly flutters and sputters... throws wild glances at the crowd..waves his hands around the air in obtuse arcs.

What do his constituents get from his performance?

Hot air and broken promises!
The man is a pathological liar with a God complex

He would have been a perfect Boss Tweed operative...but far too loud and obvious in manner...
to be William Marcy Tweed, himself.

Tweed was a crafty old buzzard.
However, Dan does belong in the 19th century with that crew of Irish pol ward healers.

Anonymous said...

Halloran is a cartoon come to life.

Unfortunately, he's real enough to be parking his lard ass in the city council chambers of New York City.

A lot of us made a very big mistake voting for this devious clown.

Anonymous said...

Chrissy and Dan must be spitting bullets by now.

Anonymous said...

Yeah....where are the Dan defending trolls?