Cuomo Wants $30 Billion for a New Power Grid, Gas System, Petroleum Reserve

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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo gives a press conference about recalled Toyota cars February 24, 2010 in New York City. Cuomo, thought to be a possible candidate for New York governor, has reached an agreement with the car company to provide Toyota owners in New York with alternative transportation and other perks in the aftermath of the massive recall of Toyota automobiles. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Cuomo Photo: Chris Hondros/2010 Getty Images

Among the things Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to do with the $30 billion he's requesting in federal disaster aid: upgrading the regional electric grid, running new oil and gas pipelines from New England, and perhaps a New York State emergency petroleum reserve, just for good measure. He sure plans to cash in on that federal help President Obama promised last month.