April 18: March and Rally to Stop the Williams Fracked Gas Pipeline
WHAT: New Yorkers will rally at City Hall Park and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to urge Governor Cuomo to stop the Williams NESE fracked gas pipeline before Earth Day.
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019; Assemble at 5:30pm, rally at 6pm, march at 6:30pm
Where: Rally at New York City Hall Park and march across the Brooklyn Bridge
WHO: New York Communities for Change, Food & Water Watch, 350Brooklyn,350.org, Surfrider NYC Chapter, Sane Energy Project, People’s Climate Movement NY, Seeding Sovereignty, Democratic Socialist of America Ecosocialist Working Group and more!
WHY: Governor Cuomo and his administration’s Department of Environmental Conservation must make a decision by May 16 to approve, deny, or delay critical permits for the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, which would bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania into New York City. This comes as the Trump administration attempts to block states’ decision-making power on projects like the Williams fracked gas pipeline. The project would include a 23-mile-long pipeline that would run from New Jersey out into New York Harbor, passing a mile and a half from Staten Island and connecting to an existing pipeline less than four miles off of Rockaway Beach, some of the very communities still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
In the past, New York has lost its ability to deny pipelines because the State waited too long to make a decision. That’s why New Yorkers are calling on Governor Cuomo to not delay and deny the Williams fracked gas pipeline by Earth Day. Opposition to the pipeline is growing, with over 60 elected officials, 16,000+ New Yorkers, and 250+ organizations calling on Governor Cuomo to stop the pipeline.
For more information, explore this media kit and www.StopTheWilliamsPipeline.org
Contact: Lindsay Meiman, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 (347) 460-9082