Gallery: House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn an...

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Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6 heating oils. On February 7, a bill for construction of a new three-mile pipeline sailed through the House of Representatives. The pipeline would traverse under Jacob Riis Park and the Gateway National Recreation Area in Queens and through a small part of southern Brooklyn. The plan has been met with little criticism, and NY1 reports that it is part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative for a more sustainable city powered by cleaner energy. However, we can’t help but be ticked off by this, as natural gas is not a sustainable resource nor is it a source of clean, renewable energy.

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  1. Long Beach Ed February 26, 2012 at 9:42 am
    The photo is incorrect. It shows East Rockaway Inlet in Nassau County and not Rockaway Inlet which is 11 miles west in Queens and Brooklyn. - Long Beach Ed
  2. jsv February 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    That is great news!