Help secure 3,000+ jobs for Northeast pipeliners! Williams has refiled for the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification permit for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project with the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC). Stand with Local 798 and ADD YOUR NAME to this petition that we will submit to the NYSDEC before the re-filing public comment period ends on July 13!
*PLEASE NOTE: Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as elected officials to support Northeast Supply Enhancement.
Karen Gaidasz, Project Manager
NYSDEC-Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th floor
Albany, New York 12233-1750
Dear Ms. Gaidasz,
I stand with Pipeliners Local 798 in support of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, a critical expansion of the natural gas infrastructure network in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
The NYSDEC’s denial of the project’s Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification permit is frustrating because the final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) concluded the project would have “less than significant” environmental impacts if Williams follows mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC. Williams has demonstrated its commitment to follow these measures by working with community members and industry experts to identify potential environmental issues or concerns and then modifying the project design to further minimize potential impacts.
Once complete, Northeast Supply Enhancement will help National Grid meet growing energy demands by adding 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to its delivery network, significantly decreasing New York's carbon emission levels.
I support the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project due to the following benefits:
- Has potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 200,000 tons each year of operation, the equivalent of removing nearly 500,000 cars from the roadways;
- Provides increased supply of economical natural gas;
- Continues to help NYC meet its clean air goals;
- Creates thousands of jobs for local construction workers, many of whom are Local 798 members;
- Drives millions of dollars in new wages.
The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project is critical for the region's future, specifically New York. I urge the NYSDEC to issue necessary permits for this important project without delay.
Northeast Supply Enhancement Supporter