Shortages of gas for heating have hit the nation’s most crucial metropolis: New York.
Following strikes by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to nix a pipeline that will ship crucial gas supplies to the city and Long Island, National Grid cannot provide new gas hookups or additional service for current purchasers.
“If you’re looking to expand your natural gas service in Brooklyn, Queens or Long Island, we will not be able to meet your request,” till every state reverses their choices and OK the pipeline, the utility warns. Con Ed might need to indicate away purchasers, too.
The govs nixed the pipelines in a pander to climate-change radicals. Yet the shortage obtained’t solely hit well-off builders and corporations: It’ll moreover threaten initiatives meant for low- and middle-income New Yorkers.
A neighborhood group referred to as Heartshare, which assists New York’s needy with heating costs, is nervous. Its VP for vitality packages, Joe Guarinello, says it’s written native congressmen in assist of the pipeline.
“Right now, gas is the most inexpensive and the cleanest for heating homes in our area,” he notes. “We’d like to make sure that the people we assist, both the disabled and the economically stressed,” can proceed to revenue from it.
The nuttiest half: These shortages are in no way unintended; they’re exactly what climate-change radicals want — a cutoff in fossil gasoline supplies, whatever the penalties. They don’t care that there’s no good substitute now, or who suffers.
Don’t give up, however. The pipeline builder refiled its functions for permits. Sanity can, however, prevail — nevertheless, supplied that Cuomo and Murphy care about New York’s future.