With decision looming, Brooklynites ask Hochul, DEC to deny new Greenpoint Energy Center vaporizers

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With just over a week to go before the state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to issue its decision on allowing the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure at the Greenpoint Energy Center, Brooklyn activists, neighbors, and elected officials gathered to ask Gov. Kathy Hochul to put a stop to the project.

A year and a half ago, National Grid, one of the city’s most prolific energy companies, applied for less restrictive state air pollution permits — the last step in the agency’s bid to build two new Liquified Natural Gas vaporizers at the massive campus.

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