April 12, 2019

ADVISORY: City Council Public Hearing on Williams Pipeline

MEDIA ADVISORY: CITY HALL – Monday, April 15 – 10:00 AM

The New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on the proposed Williams fracked gas pipeline in NY lower harbor, and will consider a resolution opposing the project.

This comes days after Donald Trump signed two executive orders attempting to plow through pipeline permitting and limit states’ decision-making power on such projects. On Thursday April 18, hundreds of New Yorkers will hold a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on April 18, demanding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reject the pipeline ahead of Earth Day and the May 16th DEC deadline.

WHAT: City Council Hearing on Williams fracked gas pipeline

WHEN: Monday April 15 10:00 AM

WHERE: City Hall – Council Chambers

WHO: New Yorkers representing a broad spectrum of communities will testify at the hearing. Available for interview.

The Williams Company is seeking approval to construct the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline to ship fracked gas from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The pipeline would run underneath the sea bed, south of Staten Island and the Rockaway Peninsula, the very communities still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

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Contact: Laura Shindell, [email protected], 203-522-2130

Lee Ziesche, [email protected], 954-415-6228

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