350.org Press Release, May 15, 2020.
(New York City) Climate and community leaders celebrated today as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced their denial with prejudice of a key water permit for the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) fracked gas pipeline. The unnecessary and risky $1 billion, 23-mile pipeline, fought over for years and the focus of an executive order by President Trump, would have shipped 400 million cubic feet of fracked gas from Pennsylvania through New York City per day. The denial with prejudice means that Oklahoma-based Williams can not reapply for these permits.
The Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition is organized by 350Brooklyn, 350.org, Food and Water Watch, New York Communities for Change, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Sane Energy Project, and Surfrider NYC Chapter.