NYLPI and NY Renews Demand Halt of North Brooklyn Pipeline

May 4, 2022

Climate and Energy Justice, Community Justice, Environmental Justice, News

A construction crane places a pipeline through a thick fog of pollution.

NYLPI, in coalition with NY Renews and hundreds of environmental organizations, has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) demanding the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) deny the National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline permit and halt production. The DEC has not conducted an environmental review of the pipeline. Flowing gas through the region would worsen the environmental racism already severely impacting communities in the area.

“As Black, Brown, and Indigenous activists, organizers, and residents of Brownsville, Ocean-Hill, Williamsburg, and Bushwick—the communities that makeup phases one through four of the pipeline and the phases in which gas is currently flowing—we were the first to be impacted by this project and the last to find out about it. The only solution is to stop the flow of the gas,” said Fabian Rogers, Ocean Hill-Brownsville resident and member of Brownsville Green Justice.

Read the full press release on the National Center for Law and Economic Justice website.

Read the letter from NYLPI and NY Renews on our website.

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