Con Ed Settlement:
$7.9 Million Still To Come for Trees
and Greening Projects (from the Joint Proposal, approved in 2008, in the state’s case against Con Ed for the July 2006 Queens power outage)
Ideas from Greening Western Queens visioning sessions
will help guide funding
On March 20 and 27, 2010, two lively days of visioning for a more sustainable and green future were held in Western Queens for residents of Sunnyside, Astoria, Woodside and Long Island City. Ideas generated at these Greening Western Queens visioning sessions will help guide the funding that will be used for tree planting and other environmental projects in Western Queens communities that were affected by the July 2006 Con Edison power outage. North Star Fund is the Project Administrator, and is working with Western Queens Power for the People to ensure effective, strategic and timely grants for a greener Western Queens. For more information, visit Greening-queens .
$63 Million Joint Proposal
Approved in 2008 in the
state case vs. Con Ed
for Queens Power Outage.
- Con Ed to apologize in writing.
- $17 million in Con Ed stockholder funds to go to affected communities for refunds, trees and greening projects,
and an impact study.
- Prevents Con Ed from passing on $46 million in outage costs to customers.
For the full text of the Joint Proposal and related news releases and statements, click here.
July 2006, power was out for
days in Sunnyside, Woodside,
This meant no AC, no elevators, no refrigerators, no subway service, no wages for workers in closed businesses, no rest for weary utility workers, and worst of all:
No answers from
Con Ed management!
No sign of the Mayor
Power for the People launched a petition drive to say:
Enough is enough!
And to tell Con Ed and the City to: