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For Release — December 17, 2015

Business Council statement on PSC approval of transmission line

ALBANY, N.Y.—“The Business Council of New York State would like to commend the State Public Service Commission and Governor Cuomo for today’s decision approving upgrades to the state’s outdated and inefficient energy grid,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “These infrastructure investments have the potential to inject $1.6 billion into the upstate economy and create thousands of jobs. Furthermore, these upgrades will allow current and future carbon neutral resources like nuclear and wind to connect to where the power is truly needed. Today’s decision is a crucial milestone for the state as we build toward a better energy future.”