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

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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.