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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Ratner Will Increase Your Electric Bill. Shocking.

Hey New York, Bruce Ratner is going to increase your Con Edison bill. NY1 is reporting that at a state assembly hearing on a record Con Ed rate hike, ConEd officials said that big projects such as "Atlantic Yards" are necessitating a rate hike that will be at least 17%.

But that's news to the Empire State Development Corporation which shockingly said, basically, "Atlantic Yards and the electric grid? No problem." In the state's Environmental Impact Study for Atlantic Yards, completed last December and now under litigation, the Infrastructure Chapter (11) stated:
The proposed project would increase demands on electricity and gas. However, relative to the capacity of these systems and the current levels of service within New York City, these increases in demand would be insignificant. Improvements are also proposed by Consolidated Edison and Keyspan with respect to the local electric and gas distribution grids that would improve service to the project site. In addition, new electrical and gas lines are proposed within the beds of streets that would be reconstructed as part of the proposed project. It is therefore concluded that the demands of the proposed project would not result in a significant impact on the supplies of electricity and gas in the region or the City as a whole, and with the proposed improvement to the distribution network, no impact would occur locally with respect to electrical or gas utilities. For these reasons, the proposed project is not expected to significantly adversely impact energy systems.
(emphasis added)
From NY1:
Tension's High At Assembly Hearing Over Con Ed Rate Hike

Tension was high Wednesday between Con Edison and Queens politicians at a State Assembly hearing over a proposed rate hike – the largest increase Con Ed has ever proposed. NY1’s Michael Scotto filed the following report.

Con Edison says a proposed rate hike would jack up New Yorkers utility bill by 17 percent, but one angry Queens politician argues the increase is more like 36 percent.

No matter what the figure, both sides acknowledge the rate hike is the largest Con Ed has ever put forward.
...

Con Ed came before a State Assembly committee to explain the rate hike. Officials argued Wednesday the system is strapped and that massive projects like the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn will burden the system even more...
(emphasis added)

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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
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EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
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2/26/09
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