Neighborhood Recordsdata Civil Rights Criticism Over Racial Affect Of Nationwide Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The backlash over National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline continues.

A coalition of community leaders and activists has filed a civil rights complaint with the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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They say the pipeline will disproportionately affect the health of colored residents.

“This pipeline has to be shut down. Shut off the gas immediately, ”said Fabian Rogers, organizer of the Brownsville Green Justice Community.

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“National Grid put this project here because they thought no one was going to fight back, and DEC and DPS didn’t review it at all,” said Celina Trowell of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Coalition of Young Professionals.

The seven-mile natural gas pipeline runs under Brownsville, Ocean Hill, Bushwick and Williamsburg to Greenpoint.

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The first four sections are already in operation. The last section has been put on hold due to legal disputes.

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