Ron Bauer, IBEW Local 1049 Business Manager

“The hardworking men and women of IBEW Local 1049 are proud to be the backbone of Long Island's energy infrastructure. We literally help keep the lights on for our neighborhoods, through our professional operation of the Island's power plants, including Northport. We support a fair tax compromise, which would be a win-win for the community and Long Island ratepayers and recommend the Town of Huntington to accept a fair tax settlement, similar to Port Jefferson, which protects the community from the probability of a disastrous court outcome.”

Read More
Bill Robins
Kyle Strober, Executive Director, Association for a Better Long Island

"For far too long this issue has put Long Island’s ratepayers on the edge of a volcano. The current situation is unsustainable and needs to be resolved. One can only hope that other elected officials will follow Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine’s lead by accepting a settlement and end this unfair assessment practice that has affected all of Long Island.”

Read More
Bill Robins
Marc Herbst, Executive Director, Long Island Contractors' Association, Inc

“For years, the Northport Community has hosted power plant stacks in their community. The majority of Long Island believes they deserve fair compensation, and generous payments have been made for decades. However, as the energy grid transforms, and taxes continue to rise, we call on local Town leaders to settle with LIPA to transition the community to a fair level of taxes for everyone.”

Read More
Bill Robins
Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island

“LIPA is introducing greener sources of generation which is a game changer on how Long Island gets its electricity. The recent electric forecast shows that energy efficiency and renewables have successfully stabilized the unrelenting growth in electricity usage of the last decades. We need to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral electric grid and working towards achieving a fair property settlement will help Long Island transition to clean energy.”  

Read More
Bill Robins
Robert Fonti, Suffolk Chairman of the Long Island Business Council

“The Long Island Business Council is a group of business leaders and Long Island stakeholders that are nonpartisan and represent tens of thousands of businesses here on Long Island as well as residents. We want to see Huntington Town officials partner with the business community to find a common-sense solution to these long-standing tax issues.”

Read More
Bill Robins
Honorable Paul J. Tonna, Former Suffolk County Legislature’s Presiding Officer (R-Huntington)

“We need to start investing in clean energy, instead of older, overtaxed carbon-emitting power plants. The Town of Huntington needs to wake up and settle this lawsuit that will both transition the local community to a sustainable tax future and lower energy bills for all Huntington residents. The local community is being offered false hope. The court judgement is looming and settlement offers are not held in perpetuity. Now is the time for local officials on both sides of the aisle to demonstrate leadership and not revert to political posturing on an issue of such environmental and economic importance.”

Read More
Bill Robins