Spano states e-mails show Astorino represents Entergy?s interests

Republican County Executive candidate Rob Astorino is under fire for exchanging e-mails with a spokesman for Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point power plants in Buchanan.

Democratic incumbent Andrew Spano alleges Astorino?s e-mails to plant spokesman Larry Gottlieb show he is being coached on the company interests. Spano, the two-term incumbent wants to close down Indian point, while Astorino wants to keep it open until another source of energy can be created.

Astorino denies the charges and states Entergy has not given his campaign any money. Gottlieb states the reason for the casual email exchange is because he and Astorino know each other from living in Mount Pleasant.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman says they understand Spano?s complaint and will do their best to address it, but the agency doesn?t want to get involved in any matters that involve political mudslinging.

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