ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to pull the plug on two major utility companies.

Cuomo said Con Edison and PSEG Long Island have performed the worst when it comes to restoring power following Tropical Storm Isaias.

He warned they could lose their licenses.

“I am not bluffing. I do not bluff. Your franchise can be revoked,” said the governor. “Con Edison, your franchise can be revoked. And I am as serious as a heart attack. PSEG, you know your franchise can be revoked.”

New York’s Public Service Commission is currently investigating the companies’ response.

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  1. joe kidd says:

    This recent storm response by Con Ed is a travesty. We pay the highest rates in the country, and Con Ed cannot handle storms or heat waves, so why did the PSC green light a 4 year consecutive rate increase to Con Ed?. The Governor should really slam-dunk the PSC for their irresponsible behavior. It is also time to break-up the monopoly that is Con Ed, start looking into other power companies that will provide ample energy at lower rates.

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