For Immediate Release
Governor Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied without prejudice a crucial water quality permit for the Williams fracked gas pipeline in New York Harbor. The decision leaves room for the company to re-submit the application.
New Yorkers from across the state came together to oppose the project, citing its impacts on water quality in the harbor, and the need to move off fossil fuels to combat the climate crisis.
In response, Food & Water Watch organizer Laura Shindell released the following statement:
“A sustained and inspired grassroots campaign pressured the Cuomo administration to stop this dangerous, unnecessary pipeline that would pose a serious risk to water quality in New York Harbor. This decision is not the final word, and if Williams continues to push this dangerous project, the fight to stop this pipeline will continue. The DEC should reject the company’s attempt to re-submit this application.”
“The climate movement must make stopping new fossil fuel infrastructure a top priority from coast to coast. In order to win a real Green New Deal, in New York or anywhere else, all of these dirty energy projects must be stopped once and for all.”