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Statement on the East Village Gas Explosion

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to anyone who has been impacted or injured because of yesterday’s explosion in the East Village. The accident was tragic, devastating–and entirely predictable. The unfortunate truth is that gas infrastructure is not safe. In 2014, there were at … Continue reading

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Sane Refutes Whitney Assertion Their Art is Safe.

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  On March 12, The Villager published an account that detailed some of the concerns raised about the imminent opening of the new Whitney Museum, which sits directly above the Spectra pipeline. Sane Energy’s response to the article refutes Spectra spokesperson Marylee Hanley’s … Continue reading

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Clock Stopped on Port Ambrose!

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In a letter dated March 17th, the US Coast Guard and MARAD stopped the clock on Port Ambrose, based on the following reasons: 1) The volume of dEIS comments to review (That’s because of what YOU did–62,000 comments!) 2) Analysis … Continue reading

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Turn Your City Council Rep onto Reso 549!

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Goal: 35 City Council votes for the Port Ambrose resolution! Chair of the Environmental Committee, Donovan Richards, has written an important resolution opposing Port Ambrose and calling on Governor Cuomo to veto it. The public hearing for this resolution will … Continue reading

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Successful Close of Comments on Port Ambrose!

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Yesterday was the final day to comment on Port Ambrose and nearly 62,000 comments were filed opposing it! A successful press conference on the steps of City Hall (photos below) featured NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Councilmembers Donovan Richards and Cory Johnson, … Continue reading

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Winter Reportback and upcoming events!

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As Spring starts to peak around the corner, we continue the focus on infrastructure that we’ve been kicking out all winter. Lately it’s been all about the You Are Here shale gas map (click here for upcoming demonstrations of the map), and … Continue reading

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Rosenthal and Hoylman Oppose Port Ambrose; Call on Colleagues to Join Them

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UPDATE: NY Daily News has reported that 52 state  legislators signed onto the Rosenthal-Hoylman letter! Great news! State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal have written a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to veto the project. The letter … Continue reading

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