Senate candidate Pramilla Malick is best known for her work trying to stop the Minisink compressor station and the CPV power plant, which is the subject of the Percoco corruption conviction and which most recently was ordered shut down by NYSDEC and then provisionally restarted by a State Supreme Court judge until further review.
What Pramilla has done in these multi-year fights goes beyond rallying the troops and leading a clarion call against corruption. Besides knowing the science behind the pollution, she has a firm command of the interplay and inner workings of federal and state agencies that is necessary to address a problem of such massive scope and to prevent future bad decision-making that led to this outcome.
The heart of many environmental and other problems comes from groupthink and business-as- usual practice in many of our state agencies. Her deep understanding of agencies will advance Pramilla’s other positions: vocational training, attracting green jobs and improving the educational system and promoting appropriate communications infrastructure.
Energy and communications are critical topics, especially for a region that by the late 1980s became criss-crossed by high voltage power lines, which have been accepted by Courts as causing cancer. Pramilla understands that the direction of state agencies needs course-correction. She sees how the DPS has uncritically promoted smart-metering, which has privacy and health implications and how Governor Cuomo has failed to promote safe fiber-optic infrastructure over controversial 5G rollouts and tried to run roughshod over home-rule in the process.
Pramilla wants to change agency decision-making culture in Albany. She is willing to say “the emperor has no clothes” when it needs to be said and to lead without worrying about pushback from powerful, vested interests.
On Thurs., Sept. 13, please vote for your own health and economic interests and give this outstanding candidate that chance.