Local resident Diana Schneider alerted us to this excellent posting in A View From the Hook about the effort to get shore power to cruise ships.
The topic was also addressed at last week's general meeting where Daniel Squadron and Brad Lander filled us in on their efforts to convince the PSC to set a 'standby' rate that the ship operator can live with. Word is that Carnival lines has agreed to pay a rate higher than that charged in other ports, but their offer is still lower than what was proposed.
We can let the PSC know that this is a critical issue to us. Write to them care of
Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling
Secretary to the Commission
New York State Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza Agency
Albany, NY 12223-1350