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Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition on Cuomo’s Green New Deal Budget Remarks

New Yorkers say stopping the Williams pipeline is Cuomo’s first major test on his Green New Deal commitment

WASHINGTON - On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York passed the “most aggressive, boldest mandate in the country to be 100% carbon free by 2040.” While communities are building real solutions to the climate crisis, urgent calls are mounting for Cuomo and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to stop the Williams fracked gas pipeline.

Ahead of the April 18 march over Brooklyn Bridge in two weeks, Lee Ziesche with Sane Energy Project, a member of the Stop the Williams PIpeline Coalition, said:

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“Governor Cuomo says New York State passed a Green New Deal in the latest budget, but the reality on the ground is that our state is stalling on renewable energy development and facing a massive fracked gas infrastructure expansion. If Governor Cuomo wants to go beyond bold rhetoric, his first step must be stopping the proposed Williams NESE fracked gas pipeline, and pass sweeping legislation to move New York  off fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy for all.”

Two weeks ago, over 1000 New Yorkers took part in the first high-energy Green New Deal for New York Forum.

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