Climate scientists, scholars, and environmentalists wrote to Governor Cuomo and leaders within New York’s Public Service Commission, urging them to support legislation that would protect New York’s nuclear plants from closure, including the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
In 2016, the state passed a Clean Energy Standard that will at least temporarily save New York's nuclear plants.
The Indian Point nuclear power plant still faces the threat of early closure.
- Without Indian Point, New York's dependence on fossil fuels will rise from 44 percent to 56 percent of its electricity mix.
- Read about New York's recently passed Clean Energy Standard here.