Posted inEnvironment

Feds Launch a Second Civil Rights Investigation Into Brooklyn Gas Pipeline

A second federal agency is kicking off a civil rights probe into the approval of part of a natural gas pipeline snaking through Brooklyn. The U.S. Department of Transportation will investigate whether the state Department of Public Service violated of federal discrimination laws when the Public Service Commission gave thumbs up to National Grid’s North […]

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Feds Open Probe into Brooklyn Fossil Fuel Plans Amid Environmental Racism Accusations

Federal officials are launching a civil rights investigation into fossil fuel projects in Brooklyn, where construction of a natural gas pipeline has sparked accusations of environmental racism. The Environmental Protection Agency will examine whether the state Department of Environmental Conservation violated federal laws when it did not consider the impact of National Grid’s North Brooklyn […]

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Judge Temporarily Freezes Plan to Truck Frigid Liquid Natural Gas to Brooklyn

Environmental activists protesting changes to National Grid’s Greenpoint hub for more than a year are claiming a legal victory — but the utility is pushing back. Following a court order, National Grid last week stopped construction work at the Brooklyn site that could be used to load and unload trucks containing liquefied natural gas, or […]

Posted inElection 2020

How a North Brooklyn Transfer of Political Power Threatens Millions in Funding to the Area

When voters in Williamsburg and Greenpoint cast their primary ballots in June, they did more than tap a new representative for an Assembly district that’s been held by Joe Lentol since the 1970s. Emily Gallagher’s stunning defeat over one of the most influential members in the state Assembly potentially puts on the chopping block millions […]

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Greenpoint Activist Vies to Unseat 47-Year Incumbent Lentol

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Emily Gallagher is no stranger to being a squeaky wheel. The 35-year-old Greenpoint activist has tackled hyper-local issues like bike safety and the 94th Precinct’s response to sexual violence. She ran for district leader […]