A CAMPAIGN TO STOP FRACKING AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEW YORK
Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is a process used to get methane gas out of the ground. Fracking threatens our groundwater, the health of our communities, and the global climate.
Thanks to grassroots activism by people like you, there still is a moratorium on fracking in New York State. However, the gas industry is getting prepared for the day when their lobbyists get their way. They are already beginning to build new high pressure gas infrastructure so that if fracking is ever approved, they can pump tremendous amounts of gas through New York City for export.
Here in New York City, the gas industry is currently building the Spectra Pipeline through Staten Island and the West Village and the Rockaway Lateral Pipeline. A huge LNG port is also slated for the city.
The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Port
On Friday, June 14th, 2013 the federal government announced that Liberty Natural Gas is again trying to place hazardous LNG Terminals off the coast of New York and New Jersey. Essentially the same project vetoed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2011 in a different location and with a different name, Liberty’s latest attempt to invade the NY/NJ Bight is met with vehement opposition in the coastal community. The “Port Ambrose” project would be 13 miles off the coast of Sandy Hook, NJ and 17 miles southeast of Jones Beach, NY.
Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline