Proposed $1 billion underwater pipeline will send fracked gas to NYC

March 20, 2019 by  
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There is a war brewing over the development of a new underwater pipeline in New York City. The proposed project would send fracked gas to the city, a move environmentalists claim would greatly contribute to global warming . An Oklahoma company called Williams has proposed an ambitious plan to construct a 23-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York . The project, which will cost around $1 billion, will connect with an existing pipeline underneath New Jersey, carrying gas all the way to Queens. Related: UN predicts dire future for planet unless people change their ways NOW Supporters of the plan say it will help New Yorkers use gas instead of oil for energy, but several environmental groups argue that the project is a step backwards in the battle against carbon emissions. In fact, environmentalists are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto the pipeline development altogether. “This pipeline would incentivize reliance on gas, which is way more carbon-intensive than renewables,” Robert Wood, who works with the environmental group, 350Brooklyn, explained. “It would be a nightmare happening, not in a rural area, but right here in New York City.” Advocacy groups believe New York City is already on the right path in becoming more energy efficient as it has already gotten rid of the most carbon-heavy oils used for heating. Environmentalists argue that New York City will witness a decrease in energy use as a result of current efforts to improve efficiency standards. Over the past decade, the city has removed old boilers, invested in heat pumps, and increased energy efficiency in buildings. Opponents of the billion-dollar pipeline also worry that the project could harm marine life in New York City’s harbor, including the humpback whale, which have started to resurface in the area. Environmentalists are concerned that the construction will introduce toxins to the water that will be detrimental to the habitat. Fortunately, Cuomo has a history of supporting eco-friendly initiatives in New York. Since becoming the governor, Cuomo has blocked fracking in the state and vowed to decrease carbon emissions by 80 percent over the next three decades. It is unclear where Cuomo stands on the new underwater pipeline, but environmentalists are hopeful he will side with them. Via The Guardian Image via Shutterstock 

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Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo

January 5, 2015 by  
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  A couple of weeks ago,  Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill  that would have protected the mute swans that flock to waterways in Brooklyn and Queens. The swans are not indigenous to the area and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation considers them an invasive species. Putting forth a plan to eliminate the over 2,000 birds, two DEC officers were charged in the shooting of two of the swans last year ; The shooting occurred in full view of families in a nearby park, and happened on the same day the state senate voted to enact a two-year moratorium on the killing of the birds. The same moratorium Cuomo just vetoed. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cull , governor cuomo , invasive species , killing swans , mute swan , mute swans , NYC swans , Swan , swan cull , swan killing , swan murder , swans , swans at risk , swans being killed , waterbirds , waterfowl

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

January 5, 2015 by  
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Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban dwellers, mainly because the majority of the vehicles have such bad emissions standards. Clean, affordable, easy-to-charge electric scooters would go a long way towards alleviating this massive problem of air-pollution in Asian mega-cities. Read the rest of Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery-swapping network , electric scooter , electric vehicle , electric vehicle infrastructure , EV battery swapping network , ev charging station , Gogoro , Gogoro battery , Gogoro Energy Network , GoStation , green transportation , Horace Luke , Matt Taylor , modular battery swapping station , modular battery-swapping infrastructure , Panasonic LIthium-Ion Battery , smart battery , smart city infrastructure , Smartscooter , sustainable transportation , zero emission vehicle

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Governor to Sign Bill to Make New York State Roads Bike and Pedestrian-Friendly

August 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: Pat Arnow under a Creative Commons license . New York City’s policy of installing bike lanes has generated a lot of discussion , but Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided that he’s not going to let Michael Bloomberg get all the credit for pushing a sustainable agenda. Cuomo is set to sign the “Complete Streets” bill, which will re… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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