Dear Ms. Gaidasz:
I submit this in support of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, a $1 billion investment in the natural gas infrastructure network in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey that will provide Northeastern consumers greater access to reliable, clean-burning and affordable energy.
The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was released on January 25, concluded that environmental impacts would be reduced to “less than significant levels” with the implementation of mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC. Since Northeast Supply Enhancement was first introduced in 2016, Williams has worked diligently to identify potential environmental issues or concerns, particularly in New York waterbodies, and has incorporated adjustments to the project design to avoid or minimize impacts.
The final EIS positively reflects these efforts to collaborate with stakeholders to design this project in the most environmentally responsible manner, demonstrating Williams' ongoing commitment to local communities.
I support Northeast Supply Enhancement for many reasons, including:
- Enable New York City to reduce air pollutants by 300 tons in the first year, including smog and acid rain;
- Displace nearly 200,000 tons of CO2 in the first year, ultimately the equivalent of removing 500,000 passenger cars from the roadways;
- Support more than 3,000 jobs across the tri-state area;
- Generate approximately $327 million in economic activity, $23.7 million of which will be in New York state alone.
I hope New York regulators issue critical permits for this important project that the FERC has already found to be environmentally responsible.
Northeast Supply Enhancement Supporter
*Your signature will be submitted in support of Northeast Supply Enhancement to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) during appropriate public comment periods.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) opened a public comment period related to the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project water quality permit that extends through March 15. We need your help and your voice to ensure NY regulators are aware of the broad-based public support for this critical piece of infrastructure.
Add your name to the following comment directed at the NYSDEC.