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Topic - Long Island Power Authority
The Long Island Power Authority or LIPA [ "lie-pah" ], a municipal subdivision of the State of New York, was created under the Long Island Power Act of 1985 to acquire the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO)'s assets and securities. A second Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the first, acquired LILCO's transmission and distribution system in May 1998. - Source: Wikipedia
Attorneys representing 120 plaintiffs whose New Jersey homes burned to the ground during a freak Superstorm Sandy fire have filed a lawsuit, accusing the electric company of negligence when it failed to cut off power despite rising seawater levels.
Thousands of National Grid utility workers complain they have yet to be fully compensated. Some say they haven't received their overtime pay, others contend they have gotten paychecks with zeros, while still others say payroll deductions they arranged for mortgage, child support and alimony payments were not made, according to union officials.
Priscilla Niemiera has a message for officials at the Long Island Power Authority. "I'd tell them, get off your rear end and do your job," the 68-year-old Seaford resident said. Well, she would if she could get in touch with anyone.
Priscilla Niemiera has a message for officials at the Long Island Power Authority.
Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy socked the region, cleanup continues in New York and New Jersey, which bore the brunt of the destruction. But the storm didn't just bring darkness and despair; it also brought the gawkers.
More than 70,000 customers of Long Island Power Authority in New York were without electricity Monday, two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck, and the often-criticized government entity mostly blamed factors beyond its control.
A war memorial cross that once stood on a rocky hilltop in a national park before being deemed unconstitutional and ordered removed was to be resurrected on Veterans Day at the stunningly stark Mojave Desert site, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles on public lands.
A track record of frequent, sustained power outages and persistent customer complaints have made Pepco the most-hated company in America, a report shows.