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Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition on Trump’s Pipeline Executive Order

Coalition escalates call on Gov. Cuomo to stand up to Trump, stop pipeline, before April 18 march.

New York, NY - Wednesday, Donald Trump signed an executive order to expedite pipeline permitting and block states’ decision-making power on such projects, including the proposed Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) fracked gas pipeline. This comes the week before New Yorkers gear up to march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday, April 18, demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo stand up for New Yorkers and stop the pipeline ahead of Earth Day.

In response to the executive order, Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition issued the following statement:

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“Trump’s latest executive order attempts to trample states’ legal right to prevent toxic projects like the proposed Williams NESE Pipeline from turning protected waters into corporate dumping grounds. New Yorkers are proud to have intervened to stop these unneeded assaults on our health and communities in the past. With the Williams Pipeline, Governor Cuomo has the chance to do that again. He can either stand up to Trump by denying the permits while proving he’s truly committed to a Green New Deal, or he can give in and let this unspeakably reckless administration have its way. The choice is his.”

Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition is organized by 350Brooklyn, 350.org, Food and Water Watch, New York Communities for Change, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Sane Energy Project, and Surfrider NYC Chapter.

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