Government officials seem powerless a...

Government officials seem powerless and clueless in the face of gas shortages

There are 1 comment on the Examiner.com story from Nov 4, 2012, titled Government officials seem powerless and clueless in the face of gas shortages. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

More than 5 days after hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, the Governors of New York and New Jersey seem helpless in the face of mounting gas shortages.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Examiner.com.

a lineman

Rochester, NY

#1 Nov 6, 2012
I was watching this on the news last night and I was left shaking my head. There apparently is no gas shortage. The problem seems to be getting it from point A to point B when crossing state lines is involved. There are taxes and fees and permits required which generate funds that go to the states involved and after more than a week Gov Cuomo and his counterparts in neighboring states haven't been able to figure out a way through the bureauocratic red tape to get needed gasoline into the hurricane ravaged areas. Instead, he went on TV to deflect criticism of his own ineptness, and point his finger at and threaten the electric company, which truly is facing a daunting task. What has to be done by repair crews cannot possibly done with the snap of the fingers. What Cuomo has to do can. All he and the other governors have to do is be willing to possibly miss out on a few measly tax dollars. I guess it's just easier for him to do nothing and then blame others for a natural disaster. What he ought to be doing is enacting legislation requiring tree removal in proximity to all power lines in this area. This is the problem, and will continue to be as long as unyielding residents balk at any type of vegetation maintenance. They should understand by now, you can have your trees and you can have electric lines and poles, etc. They just can't occupy the same space.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Andrew Cuomo Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News NY Conservatives gather in Albany (Jan '14) Nov 27 Hillary for prison 3
News Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Protect Youth from... (Aug '15) Nov 27 Hillary for prison 2
News New 421-a Tax Break for Developers Could Cost C... Nov 20 Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha... 4
News Governor Cuomo Announces Drone Corridor from Gr... Nov 15 charlie 3
News Andrew Cuomo: New York Is A 'Refuge' For Minori... Nov 12 Wildchild 1
News IBM leadership notifies Shumlin of layoffs (Feb '14) Nov 9 test 16
News Steve Levy: A tale of two Cuomos and two nuke b... Nov '16 BDV 2
More from around the web