The New York Attorney General will launch an investigation into the National Grid natural gas moratorium, after the utility rejected 2,600 service applications over the past several weeks.
National Grid made headlines this past May when they announced the moratorium on future projects in New York City and Long Island unless New York State authorized the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, a natural gas pipeline that would connect New Jersey to Queens. On May 15, New York State regulators denied a water quality permit on the project, putting it at a standstill.
Since then, National Grid has denied multiple applications in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, including recently renovated buildings which previously had a natural gas connection.
Read more about the standoff between New York City and National Grid below.