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2013-01-28 12:22:30

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI), representing many of the major energy users in the bi-county region, is calling for a study that would allow the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to declare bankruptcy and renegotiate its crushing debt, a legacy of the Shoreham atomic energy plant closed in 1989 without ever producing a single watt of commercial power. ABLI's Executive Director Desmond Ryan stated, "Preventing LIPA from...

2012-11-06 12:20:15

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) and State Senator Charles Fuschillo, Chairman of the State Senate Transportation Committee, today called upon state and federal officials to bring in emergency response equipment, material and gasoline by rail, noting that the Brookhaven Rail Terminal just off the Long Island Expressway has the capability of handling thousands of tons of supplies for distribution to the region without incurring a heavy...

2012-01-24 09:21:00

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) today endorsed without reservation Governor Andrew Cuomo's program of sweeping reforms designed to make New York economically competitive by reducing the cost of government, mandating financial accountability among school districts and introducing public-private initiatives that would rebuild our infrastructure. "We are under no illusions. Governor Cuomo is proposing to reinvent New York for the...

2009-09-14 09:40:00

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling the inflated property tax bills on many of LIPA's aging power plants "a sad reflection of a terribly flawed tax certiorari system" the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) is formerly requesting copies of specific tax assessment documents relating to the region's energy facilities for the purpose of challenging LIPA's current tax burden. "The ABLI represents some $15 billion worth of commercial, industrial, residential and retail...

2008-10-14 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a decision by the Suffolk County Legislature to spend millions of taxpayer's dollars to purchase a portion of Dick Cavett's Montauk estate, the Association for a Better Long Island is appealing to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and New York State Governor David Paterson to reconsider plans to close on the $18 million deal as governments face draconian service cuts following Wall Street's economic implosion. Desmond Ryan, Executive...

2008-07-18 12:00:53

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In discussions with leaders of the Association for a Better Long Island, (ABLI) the commissioner of Long Island MacArthur Airport says she expects to see a continuing volatility among the commercial carriers serving the tri-state region and specifically those that fly into Long Island MacArthur. However, Teresa Rizzuto told the ABLI public policy steering committee that Long Island's 2.7 million people will never want for commercial air service...