Visitor “I couldn’t make this schist up, if I used to be attempting” by David Middleton
Activists Demand Nationwide Grid Halt Venture To Lengthen A Fracked Fuel Pipeline By North Brooklyn
BY SYDNEY PEREIRA
FEB. 18, 2020
A coalition of North Brooklyn residents and environmental teams are preventing to cease Nationwide Grid’s plan to increase a pure gasoline pipeline by means of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
The gasoline firm broke floor on a seven mile pipeline, beginning in Brownsville, again in 2018. However since final fall, a number of blocks in North Brooklyn have been ripped as much as make means for the ultimate two phases of the pipeline, which Nationwide Grid desires to increase to its Greenpoint depot.
“We don’t need this pipeline,” Kevin LaCherra, of Greenpoint, advised a crowd of some 60 individuals rallying at Nationwide Grid’s development website Saturday morning. “We wish renewables now.”
Residents and environmental teams, together with Sane Power Venture, North Brooklyn Extinction Rebel, Dawn NYC, Assemblymember Joe Lentol and State Senator Julia Salazar’s workplace, rallied in 20-degree climate Saturday morning…
“Persons are annoyed as a result of it’s 2020. We have to be getting off fossil fuels and right here is Nationwide Grid wanting to boost our month-to-month payments to speculate tons of of tens of millions of in a brand new fracked gasoline pipeline,” Zieshe mentioned. “That’s simply madness.”
In 2014, New York banned hydraulic fracturing, a way of extracting pure gasoline by injecting liquids under floor, identified to influence water and air high quality close to wells; decrease infants’ start weight for kids who stay near fracking wells; and emit methane, a greenhouse gasoline that contributes to local weather change. The fracked gasoline below Nationwide Grid’s plans can be sourced from Pennsylvania, the place fracking is authorized.
“If you recognize something about this gasoline, they name it pure, however there’s nothing pure about it,” mentioned Roberto Rodriguez, a Bushwick resident of the United Neighborhood Group.
I truthfully can’t inform who’s extra fracking retarded… The fractivists or the fracking fool “journalist” who authored this text. With a 2017 NYU B.A. in Journalism & International Public Well being and Anthropology, Sydney Pereira the “journalist” is clearly certified to report on nearly nothing. Her supply for the declare that frac’ing impacts water high quality is a 2016 Scientific American article about an ex-EPA worker who claimed that frac’ing had polluted groundwater in Wyoming. This “research” has been repeatedly debunked.
The fractivists are simply dumber than schist…
“A gaggle of residents protest Nationwide Grid’s pipeline extension by means of North Brooklyn on February 15th. SYDNEY PEREIRA/GOTHAMIST”
There’s no proof in any respect that frac’ing impacts the air, the water or anything any roughly than standard pure gasoline manufacturing. Here’s a complete listing of all the variations between standard and unconventional (frac’ed) pure gasoline:
Regardless of all of the blather about renewables, New Yorkers are closely depending on pure gasoline to keep away from freezing in the dead of night…
New York imports extra electrical energy than it generates from non-hydroelectric renewables. (EIA)
70% of New York’s 2017 power consumption was from fossil fuels. 72% of the state’s electrical energy is generated by fossil fuels and nuclear energy; whereas solely 5% comes from non-hydroelectric renewables .
I’m wondering how the fractards really feel about nuclear energy? (EIA)
Because of idiots like Governor Fredo, New York has the ninth highest common residential electrical energy charge within the nation, seventh highest among the many Decrease 48. At 18¢/kWh, New Yorkers pay 38% extra for electrical energy than the nationwide common, 28% greater than Pennsylvanians and 50% than Ohioans.
Pennsylvania and Ohio have been each sensible sufficient to understand that the pure gasoline within the Marcellus and Utica formations really had no worth in any respect, in the event that they left it within the floor.
Decrease 48 “shale” performs. (EIA)
Regardless of having one of the prolific pure gasoline reservoirs inside its state boundaries, New York isn’t on this listing:
Prime 5 Pure Fuel Producing States in 2018 (EIA)
Texas—6.84 Tcf—22.3percentPennsylvania—6.12 Tcf—20.zero% Louisiana—2.78 Tcf—9.1percentOklahoma—2.70 Tcf—eight.8percentOhio—2.35 Tcf—7.7%
Tcf = Trillion cubic ft
In 2017, New York’s pure gasoline manufacturing amounted 11 Bcf (billion cubic ft). Texas produces practically twice as a lot pure gasoline per day (21.5 Bcf) as New York does in a yr.
Sydney Pereira and the Brooklyn fractards earn a Ron White lifetime achievement award.
You actually can’t.