Nick Reisman reports in NY State of Politics
that Democrat Cynthia Nixon, running for governor against fellow Democrat and incumbent Andrew Cuomo, went to Hoosick Falls in Rensselaer County to criticize Cuomo's response to the water crisis there. “Going forward, we must never let this happen again,” said Nixon after meeting with a half dozen residents. “It shouldn’t have happened in Flint, Michigan, it shouldn’t have happened here.” Nixon also received the endorsement of former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck. “She’s honest,” Enck said. “You don’t have to worry about her staff being indicted felons, which I think is a really good thing in government.” The Cuomo administration defended its response to the poisoned water in Hoosick Falls. “The state’s comprehensive response to help Hoosick Falls recover from water contamination caused by Saint Gobain and Honeywell has been unprecedented. When the U.S. EPA failed to hold the polluters accountable, New York stepped in to force the companies to clean up their mess. To date, we have invested more than $25 million to help the community recover, built a state-of-the-art treatment system for the village water supply and installed more than 900 home filtration systems for residents with private wells," said Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi in a statement. Read the full story in NY State of Politics.