Activists rally against ‘climate-wrecking bills’ and Iroquois Pipeline expansion that would bring more fossil fuel to Brooklyn


As a critical decision regarding the expansion of a fracked gas pipeline that would increase the amount of fossil fuels pumped into New York City looms, activists descended on Albany to urge Governor Kathy Hochul to stop the project and dedicate state resources to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New Yorkers gathered in the Capitol Building on April 4, a week before the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation was expected to release its decision to approve or deny air permits for the Iroquois Pipeline expansion, and demanded that Hochul and the DEC deny the application. A decision on the permits was initially expected on April 11 — but it seemed deliberations could still be going on, and, as of April 13, DEC had not announced its choice.