Pipelines and fracking are inextricably linked. Pipelines are the infrastructure that carry shale gas from the drill site to our homes. The extraction process of methane, from cradle to grave, has been found to be more damaging even than coal, from the threat to our air and water, to the effect on climate change (see “Howarth Study” in “studies” at right).
The Spectra pipeline would have a more profound effect than most. It enables the conversion of New York City’s buses, boilers and power plants to methane, and, with its proximity to our port, creates a natural drive to build an LNG export terminal in our harbor. If an LNG terminal is created in the New York bay, air quality throughout lower Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn will be gravely affected. Greenhouse gases would be emitted 24/7. Easy export capabilities will increase the demand to frack in the Marcellus Shale and in the NYC and Delaware River Basin watersheds.
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