Underwater gas pipeline may extend into Queens and Brooklyn

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    The NY Daily News reported yesterday on a proposed pipeline project running through Queens and Brooklyn. There’s a major pipeline already running out in the ocean that isn’t bothering anybody at the moment, but the proposed pipeline would run straight through the Rockaways and into Brooklyn. It’s called the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project and would go under Jacob Riis Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area, home to marine life that could be affected by the project.

    National Grid, on the hunt for energy solutions, is part of the project. Taking a stance against this project is a local environmental activist group called Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers.

    There’s an informational meeting  about the project tonight at 7:00 at the Knights of Columbus Rockaway Council 2672. See our event listing for details.

    If approved, construction would begin next year with gas flowing by 2014.  If you want to know more, read up on the the Williams Companies. They’re based in Oklahoma.

    Image source: Williams Companies

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