As Cuomo woos GE, Heastie talks of company’s ‘responsibility’

Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson members spoke to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today in Mechanicville about the GE dredging project and what it means for NY and the communities all along the river that all PCBs are removed from the river.

POLITICO New York reported this week: "The top Democrat in the state Legislature said on Tuesday that General Electric needs to be a good corporate citizen, and that New York should consider its record before offering any incentive package to lure the industrial giant's headquarters back to the Empire State.

POLITICO New York reported yesterday that Cuomo had quietly visited the company's Connecticut headquarters recently to pitch executives on a move.

Standing next to a solar-powered boat on the shore of the Hudson River — where he was greeted by local officials, environmental activists, and a blazing sun — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie listened to arguments making the case that GE should do more to clean up the river.

“I know that this has been a huge issue here, in the Assembly. Many of our colleagues support the clean-up here,” Heastie said. “I believe companies should be good corporate citizens and they have a social responsibility, and I think in the discussion on GE moving here, their responsibility and what they need to do here should be part of any discussion.”"

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Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson members spoke to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today in Mechanicville about the GE dredging project and what it means for NY and the communities all along the river that all PCBs are removed from the river.

Photo: Riverkeeper


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  • published this page in News 2015-08-20 14:47:13 -0400