Watchdog group says Pataki received $17,000 from Indian Point owners

A watchdog group says Governor Pataki (R-NY) accepted $17,000 in donations from Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plants. Pataki is a key figure in the battle over the future of the plants. The governor commissioned a report earlier this year that was critical of the operation of the plants and their security. Watchdog group Common Cause says Entergy, its political action committee and its executives gave a total of $1.3 million in campaign contributions since 1999. Besides the money to Pataki, Congressman Edolphus Towns, who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received $9,500. And Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)accepted $3,000.An Entergy spokesman said the corporation was in full compliance with lobbying laws.

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