Queens elected officials sign letter to the governor urging her to stop National Grid rate hikes


Queens elected officials joined others to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to review the recent decision by the Public Service Commission (PSC), which approved a raise in monthly gas bills for 1.9 million downstate National Grid customers. 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assembly members Zohran Mamdani and Jessica González-Rojas and others all signed a powerful letter, which urged Hochul to conduct a review into the PSC-approved rate hike. The lawmakers claim that this rate hike will force customers to pay for the North Brooklyn Pipeline and other new fracked gas projects being planned or proposed in Staten Island, Brooklyn, southeast Queens and Long Island.