Arcuri becomes first lawmaker to sign the STOP NYRI political pledge

NORWICH – Congressman Michael Arcuri affirmed his opposition of the proposed construction of New York Regional Interconnect by signing the Stop NYRI political pledge in a press conference held Tuesday.

Arcuri, who represents New York’s 24th Congressional District, was the first elected official to sign the pledge.

“I’ve fought tooth and nail against NYRI,” said Arcuri. “I promise to you today to never stop this fight.”

Before signing the pledge, Arcuri praised Stop NYRI for its “tireless efforts” in unifying the opposition against the proposed 190-mile electric transmission line.

He in turn blasted NYRI for “continuing to run roughshod” over upstate communities, calling the potential impact of eminent domain “frightening.”

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