To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the demise of cooperation between Connecticut and New York have been greatly exaggerated. At least as evidenced by two recent announcements.
The first was the June 24 announcement of a settlement between New York and Connecticut that will result in the re-activation and commercial operation of the Cross-Sound Cable and the replacement of an existing transmission cable that runs from Norwalk, CT to Northport on Long Island. In recent years the cable has been punctured by boat anchors, resulting in leaks of the coolant. In addition, the agreement creates a $6 million fund for research and restoration projects to benefit Long Island Sound. The Long Island Power Authority, Cross-Sound Cable, LLC and Connecticut Light & Power will each contribute $2 million to the fund, which will be administered jointly by the states of Connecticut and New York through the Long Island Sound Study.
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