‘LANDMARK DECISION’ BLOCKS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE IN NEW YORK STATE

"In what Politico is calling a “landmark decision” grounded in New York State’s “sweeping climate law”, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration has rejected a permit for the US$1-billion Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline to supply fracked natural gas to Long Island and New York City.


The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) “said the construction of the pipeline in the ecologically sensitive, historically contaminated, and recovering area—particularly near Raritan Bay—would have an unacceptable negative impact on water quality,” the publication reports. “It’s also incompatible with the state’s goal to reduce emissions by 85% from 1990 levels by 2050.”"


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