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Heath Knakmuhs

It is no secret that New York has become openly hostile to energy infrastructure.  Led by Governor Andrew Cuomo and well-organized allies in the activist community, the state has worked to block permitting and construction of a number of pipelines that would deliver affordable energy to citizens throughout the Northeast.  This is one reason why New York consumers pay a 40% premium for electricity compared to the national average, and manufacturing and industrial investment lags behind most other states.  If you don’t build it, they won’t come.