September 5, 2018

The day before #RiseNY, NYC Comptroller Stringer announces Williams Pipeline opposition

New York, NY — Ahead of tomorrow’s #RiseNY march and rally, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced his opposition to the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline today. The 23-mile pipeline would extend from New Jersey, impacting New York waters and communities along the Staten Island coast, past Coney Island and into the Rockaways. Comptroller Stringer is the highest elected official to voice opposition to the pipeline to date.

Pete Sikora, Climate Campaigns Director for New York Communities for Change (NYCC), offered the following statement:

“NYC Comptroller Stringer’s opposition to the massive fracked gas Williams pipeline raises the bar for elected officials to join us as we rise for climate. Together, we can stop these polluting projects and move to 100% renewable energy through good union jobs.”

Communities across New York and New Jersey have been fighting the Williams Pipeline, and other fossil fuel projects, for years. Today’s announcement comes as dozens of New Yorkers rallied outside Barclays Bank, where the Williams Pipelines CEO is speaking at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference, and ahead of tomorrow’s New York Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march and rally.


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