Tell Cuomo & PSC: Don’t approve a single dollar for National Grid’s racist pipeline or any fracked gas infrastructure
Tell Governor Cuomo and the Public Service Commission:
Don’t approve a single dollar for National Grid’s racist pipeline or any fracked gas infrastructure
Background: Despite widespread community opposition, National Grid continued construction of the North Brooklyn Pipeline (officially called the MRI pipeline) throughout the pandemic and claim fracked gas is flowing through phases 1-4 of the pipeline. They now are pushing to build phase 5 of the pipeline that connects to a liquefied fracked gas (LNG) storage depot and build 2 more LNG vaporizers there. Yuck! The pipeline and the LNG storage depot run through and adjacent to predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods that have a history of health issues due to decades of environmental pollution, and just feet from 55 public schools.
To add insult to injury, National Grid plans to raise our monthly bills by nearly $300 million to pay for this unnecessary fracked gas pipeline and LNG vaporizers.
And it's not just the pipeline and LNG depot National Grid wants to spend hundreds of millions of our dollars. They also are making plans for fracked gas trucking in and injecting fracked gas across Long Island, which we can stop.
We know this racist fracked gas pipeline and infrastructure threatens the health and safety of Brooklyn communities locally and our climate globally, and that it will raise gas bills for people who can least afford it. Governor Cuomo and the Public Service Commission must reject National Grid’s proposed rate hike. Submit a comment today, telling them “not a single dollar for the North Brooklyn Pipeline or any fracked gas project!”