Cynthia Nixon speaks on Indian Point, environment in Peekskill

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a campaign stop in Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park Friday.

Nixon took to the podium at the park to discuss her views on Indian Point and nearby gas pipeline issues.

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Nixon’s environmental platform calls for shutting down nuclear power plants, like Indian Point. Gov. Cuomo reached an agreement last year with Entergy to close down Indian Point by 2021.

Nixon is also opposed to expansion of the Algonquian pipeline, saying expansion must stop as it is dangerously close to Indian Point.

“It shouldn’t have taken four state agencies and $250,000 and two years to know that it’s dangerous to put a high-pressure, cracked gas pipeline under a nuclear power plant 35 miles north of Manhattan,” she said.

Nixon held a meeting with several families impacted by the Algonquian pipeline.

A spokesperson for Gov. Cuomo released a statement saying: "It was Gov. Cuomo who delivered an independent risk assessment on the Algonquin Pipeline and accomplished what others have only talked about for decades – shutting down the dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant. The existing interstate pipeline is federally controlled, and it's embarrassing that a candidate running for the highest office in the state wouldn’t know that.” 

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