We oppose fossil fuel expansion in North Brooklyn. And we refuse to pay for it.
Right now, National Grid is expanding a massive fracked gas transmission pipeline in North Brooklyn. It is call the Metropolitan Reliability Infrastructure (MRI) or as we dub it, the North Brooklyn Pipeline. This project is not a replacement of leaking pipelines, it is and expansion to charge us, the rate-payers, millions of dollars in rate hikes to fill their shareholders pockets. Their current segment includes the installation of approximately 6,200 feet of new pipeline along sections of Flushing Avenue, Bushwick Avenue, Moore Street, Manhattan Avenue, and Montrose Avenue.
Their goal is to complete this phase of the project in the Fall of 2020, and then move into Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn leading to an expansion of a liquefied gas (LNG) and compressed gas (CNG) depot on the Newtown Creek. Right now, they do not have the permits to move into the last phase. They need nearly half a BILLION dollars in a rate hikes from YOU to complete this project.
Our goal is to stop this project and push Governor Cuomo to mandate our Public Service Commission invests our rate-payer dollars in renewable energy and efficiency that is affordable and accessible to all New Yorkers regardless of income or zip code.