14jan5:15 pm6:00 pmPress Conference: No North Brooklyn Pipeline, Renewables NOW
At the next Community Board 1 meeting in Brooklyn, National Grid finally decided to back-pedal due to public demand from the
At the next Community Board 1 meeting in Brooklyn, National Grid finally decided to back-pedal due to public demand from the community, and do an info session and public hearing on a pipeline they are already tearing up our streets for. **Yet, we see no plans for National Grid present on the next phase in the pipeline still proposed, where they are asking for $190million in rate hikes for more fossil fuel infrastructure. This pipeline is bad for our health, safety, democracy and climate.
After National Grid was caught in a major corporate manipulation this year, where they withheld gas from customers to create a demand for a $1Billion Williams Pipeline that Governor Cuomo and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has TWICE denied, we must keep the heat on National Grid to stop this bullying, be transparent about what they are doing with OUR money, and push for renewables NOW!
We will host a press conference prior to the Community Board Meeting, and then peacefully enter to sign up to ask National Grid questions after their presentation. We know they are only building this pipeline to fill shareholder pockets, and they continue to refuse to work together with our community to implement renewable solutions on a scale that would address the climate crisis. We have the money, and we have the technology, but they want to keep business as usual. We say NO!