Enjoy snacks, neighbors and hear from local experts about the National Grid construction in our neighborhood. Facts about this project that National
Enjoy snacks, neighbors and hear from local experts about the National Grid construction in our neighborhood.
Facts about this project that National Grid does not reveal:
1. This is not about “modernizing” our system for heating and cooking. This is about an expansion to charge rate-payers an
increase and grow profits for National Grid’s shareholders.
2. This is a transmission pipeline. It will not service the affected community where the already trafficked main thoroughfares
and already stressed trucking routes for local businesses will be dug up.
3. This project holds us back on our renewable energy goals. We should be mandating any gas pipelines should be replaced
with shared geothermal loops, and energy efficiency measures in our buildings.
4. Gas pipelines are not safe. In 2019, an average of three pipeline incidents each month have resulted in fires, damage to
homes or deaths.
5. Fracking exacerbates climate change. Methane is 86-101 times worse for atmospheric warming than carbon dioxide.
Climate change is destroying Earth’s ability to sustain life.
6. The industry coined the term “natural” gas to create the sense that it is clean, but the extraction, transport
and burning of this gas destroys the health of our water, land, and air. Additionally, there are high levels of radon in this
fracked gas from PA, and detrimental to asthma patients, children, pets.
7. A report authored by Suzanne Mattei, former DEC Regional Director notes National Grid does not have gas constraints,
this is a manufactured crisis to keep business-as-usual, keep us hooked on fossil fuels, and charge rate-payers for
construction well after the lifespan of this pipeline. This makes your constituents pay for the company’s stranded assets.
8. This project is disguised as a local upgrade by segmentation, while it is a much larger project leading to an LNG
(Liquefied Natural Gas) depot, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and other fracking infrastructure facilities in Greenpoint.
National Grid is requesting 189.5 million ratepayer dollars over the next three years to complete the project.