Last week, New York City and Long Island’s main power provider warned that it may declare a moratorium on future power projects unless a new undersea pipeline is approved by the state.
National Grid services 590,000 Long Island customers and 1.2 in New York City, and has already put 35 large customers on notice about a possible natural gas moratorium if the $1 billion Northeast Supply Enhancement Project continues to be blocked by the state. Con Edison, Westchester’s major power provider, also put a moratorium in place due to the lack of natural gas resources.
After years of strict regulations and permit blocks, the war on natural gas is catching up with New York State. A moratorium on natural gas would not only be devastating to Long Island and New York City’s five boroughs, but would also affect our New England neighbors, who rely on natural gas infrastructure through our state for their own power needs.
By resisting in-state natural gas development, New Yorkers are starving themselves and our neighbors in New England. It’s time to allow necessary natural gas infrastructure to move forward for a vibrant energy future.
Read more about National Grid’s announcement at the link below: