NY Attorney General Investigates Utilities Over Superstorm Sandy

Schneiderman wants to know if Con-Ed, LIPA were unprepared

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2012 7:05 PM CST

(Newser) – The Long Island Power Authority and ConEd don't just have frustrated customers to worry about—the state's attorney general has opened investigations into how they prepared for superstorm Sandy and handled its aftermath, reports the Wall Street Journal. Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed records seeking details, a source tells the paper. LIPA in particular has come under heavy criticism, especially because it got many of the same complaints after last year's Hurricane Irene. Acting chief Michael Hervey announced he is resigning at the end of the year.

A Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) truck is seen in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the borough of Queens on Monday.
A Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) truck is seen in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the borough of Queens on Monday.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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