For Immediate Release
Today the Cuomo administration denied a key water quality permit for the controversial Williams pipeline, which would carry fracked gas under the New York Harbor.
A grassroots mobilization united tens of thousands of New Yorkers against the project, which would increase greenhouse gas emissions, threaten marine life and water quality, and commit New York to decades of additional fossil fuel dependency.
In response, Food & Water Action organizer Laura Shindell released the following statement:
“A massive grassroots movement across New York urged Governor Cuomo to prioritize the health and safety of New Yorkers and our fragile climate by stopping the Williams pipeline-- and he listened, dealing a final blow to this dangerous pipeline. As we recover from the deadly COVID pandemic, New York must prioritize putting people to work in green jobs that create a safe, livable future, not more polluting fossil fuel projects that make communities sick. While President Trump hustles to bail out oil and gas companies, New York has stepped up to building a cleaner future off dirty fossil fuels.”