Friday, August 3, 2012

Rally Saturday! Bizarre Plan to Run Gas Pipeline to Brooklyn Under Beaches and Only National Park

Brooklynites are burning about the scheme to allow National Grid and the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (TRANSCO) to install a natural gas pipeline beneath the nation’s oldest – and one of its largest – urban national parks, including some of New York City's nicest beaches.

Companies and government have been developing the project clandestinely for years, reports Sheepshead Bites.

A coalition has just formed to fight the harebrained scheme and NYC Audubon has put up a call for citizens to come down to Jacob Riis Saturday (tomorrow, August 4) to rally from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The plan is to connect a primary natural gas artery in the Atlantic, just off the coast of the Rockaways, to a National Grid hub in Brooklyn. The pipe will go under the Rockaways, across the Rockaway inlet and underneath Floyd Bennett Field.

The bizarre plan flies in the face of a new management agreement between the federal government and New York City.

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