Con Ed’s unexpected announcement of a moratorium on new natural gas service poses potentially serious challenges to economic development throughout Westchester. I remain confident, however, that through collaboration with regional partners in government, common-sense flexibility from the utility, and, potentially, State assistance for alternative energy options, we can implement practical solutions. Earlier today, I participated in a press conference on this subject. My comments start at 16:05 and at 33:05. I thank County Executive George Latimer for his strong leadership on this important priority.