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Engage Your Electeds
This is what Democracy looks like! Right now nothing is more important than an active public. We’ve heard it from public officials over and over again: A handwritten note or phone call is the most effective way to communicate, and they take note when they hear about an issue multiple times. CALL. WRITE. If you are part of a community group or block association, also request a face-to-face meeting. Emails are helpful, but not as effective as calling or writing longhand.
Tell the Mayor’s office you don’t want new pipelines. Mayor Bloomberg is the primary force behind the build out of new gas infrastructure. He is so set on bringing in more gas, he’s even willing to frack upstate New York to supply it. Sergej Mahnovsk heads the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, and is responsible for implementing the Mayor’s policies. Offer your support for the many positive aspects of their efforts to green up New York via PlaNYC, but explain your objections to the use of shale gas in NYC. The buildout of new gas infrastructure is simply not one of their better ideas. (212) 788-3069
Tell Bill De Blasio you don’t want new pipelines. Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has an obligation to represent the public’s interests and welfare. As someone who runs interference with public agencies, he can request a radon study from the health department and initiate agenda items with city council. As it states on his website, “Government is often resistant to change, but the Public Advocate’s role is to push our bureaucracy to become more responsive and hold our elected leaders accountable to the needs of the people.”
(212) 669-7250 or GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
Tell Jerry Nadler you don’t want new pipelines. Congressman Jerrold Nadler sits on the Subcommittee for Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The Spectra Pipeline runs through his district, and he approved HR2606, which allowed the Rockaway pipeline to be filed as a FERC project. (212) 367-7350 or email@example.com
Tell your Senators you don’t want new pipelines. As a federal issue, Senators Schumer and Gillabrand must hear from you about Spectra, the Constitution and the Rockaway pipelines. Senator Schumer: (212) 486-4430 or email.
Senator Gillabrand: (212) 688-6262 or email.
Tell Deborah Glick you don’t want new pipelines. State Assembly Member Glick needs to know how widespread opposition to this pipeline is. Spectra runs into her district.
212-674-5153 or online form: New York State Assembly – Member Section
Tell your councilperson you don’t want new pipelines. Wherever you live in the five boroughs, you will be affected by the radon carried by this pipeline, and you need to make certain your local officials are aware of the pipeline and its dangers. Find your councilperson here: New York City Council – All New York City Council Members
Tell your state legislators you don’t want new pipelines.
Find your local Assembly Member here:
New York State Assembly – Member Section
Find your local State Senator here:
Contact the NY Senate | New York State Senate
Alert the Media
Ask for more media coverage. Spectra is starting to get some traction! Newscast coverage on WNBC and Fox News has finally started to bring some attention to opposition to the pipeline. The Village Voice, NY1 and local newspapers have done a great job of covering Spectra, but we need more citywide coverage. The New York Times and New York Magazine have done some initial reporting about the pipeline but have not followed through with any in-depth reporting. Urge the editors at these and other media outlets for more and more in-depth stories.
Green Your Boiler
Help stop gas boiler conversions. Is your co-op, condo or landlord considering switching to a gas boiler? Give them a copy of the ReNEW New York Boiler Report and ask them if they’re open to hearing about the disadvantages of switching. Sane Energy Project has been meeting with co-op boards, community groups, and block associations. We can explain the options and recommend engineers who offer renewable alternatives. Just drop us an email: