Groups fighting the plan want to end all construction of fossil fuel infrastructure to reduce carbon and other emissions that lead to climate change and pollute the local air. Two-thirds of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, the bulk of that originating from natural gas in residences. Natural gas makes up more than 60% of energy sources in multifamily buildings, according to a December 2020 report from the Urban Green Council. Among all large buildings, natural gas use has increased over the past decade, even as fuel oils have halved.
Members of ‘No North Brooklyn Pipeline’ campaign protest outside the offices of the National Grid utility company in Downtown Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, construction is underway for a 7-mile pipeline meant to reinforce the city’s natural gas system. Environmental activists have waged countless protests against the project run by National […]
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