For Immediate Release
Reacting to the company’s disastrous gas moratorium in parts of New York City, Governor Cuomo released a letter today informing utility giant National Grid that the state will revoke the company’s certificate in the next 14 days.
The governor’s letter chastises National Grid for its overreliance on increased supply from the Williams fracked gas pipeline, and states that the company’s self-imposed moratorium “is either a fabricated device or a lack of competence.”
Food & Water Action organizer Laura Shindell released the following statement:
“Governor Cuomo’s blistering response to National Grid’s incompetence is welcome news. But New York must use the company’s manufactured crisis to get off fossil fuels. With signs of climate chaos all around us, it’s clear we must shift away from our reliance on fracked gas as fast as possible. That means relying on energy efficiency, heat pumps, and the electrification of heating systems – not simply finding new ways to move fracked gas around. If Cuomo is serious about the climate goals he just signed into law, he must end our reliance on fossil fuels now. National Grid has been unwilling or unable to pursue clean energy options; it is time to move on from a company that is only interested in doubling down on dirty fossil fuels.”