The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate. The Bloomberg administration gave a statement saying that the pipeline that would be laid through Jacob Riis Park and the Gateway National Recreation Area in Queens and down through southern Brooklyn will be given the green light when re-passed by the House in November. The controversial pipeline is meant to bring cleaner energy to the New York City area so that we are not reliant upon foreign oil, but natural gas brings a slew of problems of its own, such as fracking and potential hazardous leaks. In the fight for a more sustainable future, green energy sources like wind and solar power would be a much cleaner and less invasive solution.
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