Elected officials say ‘frack that’ to gas pipeline in Brooklyn

Brooklyn elected officials joined protestors on Monday in opposition to the continued installation of a gas pipeline in East Williamsburg that they say is imperiling communities with ‘fracked gas’ designed to service homes and businesses.

Among the elected officials joining Monday’s protest were Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Comptroller Scott Stringer, and a host of local leaders including State Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila and Councilman Antonio Reynoso.

Each had their contributions to the opposition, with Velazquez supporting the Green New Deal and Stringer divesting much of the city’s fossil fuel investments (which ended up saving the city money as fossil fuel companies suffered depreciation in market value).

“Our children will ask us where we were when the battle was fought. They will ask us what did we do to alter this moment in America and around the country. All of you are throwing down because we do not have much time for ourselves and our children,” Stringer said. 

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