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Stop the Cuomo Tax

Gov. Cuomo’s nuclear bailout will hike our electric rates by $964,900,000 over the next two years. That’s an average of $1,321,781 per day going from our pockets to Exelon Corporation, the rich Chicago company that owns the plants. Since it began on April 1, the bailout has cost New Yorkers:


If you agree we can better spend our hard-earned dollars, tell Cuomo to drop his tax today.

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Governor Cuomo wants to increase our electric bills to bail out old, unprofitable nuclear power plants.

The tax will cost hard working New Yorkers nearly $8 billion dollars. Our money will go to plant owner Exelon, a Chicago-based Fortune 100 company with annual revenues over $34 billion.


The Governor says it’s about preserving jobs and fighting climate change, but we know better. New York’s energy future lies with energy efficiency, smarter grids, solar and wind. These approaches cost less, provide more jobs, and result in healthier communities.


Nuclear energy is costly, dangerous and bad for our health and environment. By joining California in phasing out nuclear power, New York can help lead the nation into a 21st century renewable energy future.

New Yorkers deserve better. Join us, and stop the Cuomo tax.

7.6 Billion

The least the tax could cost New Yorkers in the best-case scenario


New Yorkers already can’t pay their utility bills (link)


Of the cost will be paid by residents of New York City, Long Island and Westchester


good, long-term jobs could be created by switching New York to 100% renewable energy

A Stanford study evaluated the various nuclear and renewable energy scenarios for New York.

The results were staggering: Cuomo’s plan would cost over $31 billion in total. The alternative option — shutting down the aged nuclear plants and replacing them with wind – would cost $8.4 billion less, generate about 14 million fewer metric tons of CO2, and create more jobs than the Cuomo plan.

Wondering how much the Cuomo Tax will cost you?

Everyone will pay, including individual consumers and families (even those on fixed incomes), businesses, schools, hospitals and local governments. Residential consumers alone will have to pay $2.3 billion more to fund Cuomo’s bailout for failing nuclear plants. And no matter what utility service the ratepayer uses, they still have to pay for Cuomo’s bailout plan – even if the consumer signed up for 100% renewable energy! The Public Utilities Law Project has crunched the numbers by utility here:

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Over 130 organizations signed a letter to Cuomo asking him to stop the tax.