Statement from Senator McKinney on Resignation of Jeff Butler

November 17, 2011

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield):

“While Mr. Butler’s resignation and other management changes at NU may be appropriate, they alone do not address the real issue. My constituents and people all across Connecticut want to know that CL&P and state agencies have learned from this experience and that a sustained power outage of this magnitude won’t happen again. Until a thorough, independent investigation of the state’s and utility’s response has been completed and reforms have been implemented, we won’t be able to give Connecticut residents that assurance. That’s what matters most.”