DEC: National Grids Proposal for liquefied and compressed fracked gas expansion breaks our law

Tell Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation: Deny National Grid’s Application to expand liquefied and compressed fracked gas at the head of the North Brooklyn Pipeline because it violates our state law.

Deny National Grid’s request for Article 19 Air Facility Permit which is not in compliance with the NYS State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).


Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation must reject National Grid’s proposed LNG and CNG expansion. The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requires all local and state government agencies to identify and mitigate the environmental impacts of a proposed project when considering social and/or economic factors into action in the permitting process.

The project described in National Grid’s application violates SEQRA and the Climate and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). There is also widespread community opposition to National Grid’s plans to expand a liquefied and compressed fracked gas storage and transport facility right in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where residents already suffer from a long history of environmental degradation from industrial pollution, including the little-known but largest terrestrial oil spill in North America caused by ExxonMobil in 1978.

To add insult to injury, National Grid plans to raise our monthly bills by $108.5 million to pay specifically for this expansion of dangerous liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG). We should be RETIRING fossil fuels, not expanding them!

The expansion of this facility may be used by National Grid to justify building the final leg, Phase 5, of the North Brooklyn Pipeline, which connects to this depot and is strongly opposed by residents of the primarily Black and Brown neighborhoods it winds through. LNG and CNG threaten the health and safety of Brooklyn communities locally and our climate globally, and constructing the facility will raise gas bills for people who can least afford it. National Grid is also seeking permission to have trucks haul explosive LNG, currently illegal, to and from the facility through the streets of Brooklyn.

Submit a comment today, telling the DEC: DO NOT continue to poison our air, our land, and our water. Deny National Grid’s request for an Article 19 Air Permit. And tell them why, using the information points below.

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