Response to Executive Order Regarding Pipelines


Director of Communications

The Business Council of New York State’s Response to Executive Order Regarding Pipelines


From Heather Briccetti, President and CEO:

“Today’s executive order is necessary to reestablish the integrity of the Water Quality Certification process, and to preclude individual states from arbitrarily and unscientifically denying permits for urgently needed energy infrastructure. Natural gas will remain an essential component of the Northeast’s energy supply for the foreseeable future powering more than 4.4 million homes and 400,000 businesses, serving as a critical means for powering the State’s manufacturing sector. Research shows even more New York residents and businesses would make the switch to natural gas but cannot due to current limits on access. Expanding access to this critical energy resource must be assured as we continue New York’s transition to a greener energy economy.”