NYOHA CEO Statement Regarding the Indictments of Various Heating Oil Companies
Statement of Rocco Lacertosa, President and CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association Regarding the Indictments of Various Heating Oil Companies and Individuals
November 10, 2015
The indictments of various heating oil trucking companies and associated individuals that were announced today by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is deeply concerning for the many honest and hardworking companies in New York City that provide essential clean heating and energy services to New Yorkers.
The alleged schemes referenced in the indictments are deplorable and in direct contrast to the track record and commitment of the vast majority of honest heating oil companies and their exceptional workforce. It is important for all New Yorkers to know that in the vast majority of cases, their heating oil company and the many hardworking men and women that deliver heating oil are honest and dedicated to customer protection and satisfaction.
NYOHA works closely with the City of New York on numerous policy and operational issues, from achieving key environmental goals to ensuring consumer protections, and we look forward to assisting the City and its various agencies in a joint goal of weeding out bad actors and ensuring the continuance of this honest, dedicated and essential New York industry.
Michael Woloz, Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz