The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently reviewing an air permit application from National Grid pertaining to their Newtown Creek facility in Greenpoint. NCA, along with numerous community groups and environmental organizations, are concerned that this permit will expand operations at this facility which may increase local air pollution, create a virtual pipeline (trucking) for highly dangerous compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG), and further the city and state’s dependence on climate damaging fossil fuels. The DEC needs to engage with the community about the ramifications of this permit and deny the application.
DEC is currently accepting comments on the application (see the notice here) until December 28th. To do so, submit an email to:
Caitlyn P Nichols
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
Our partners at the No North Brooklyn Pipeline have created an easy to use form online for community members to express their opposition, fill it our here.