The purpose of the pipeline is to transport fracked gas also known as methane through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the Rockaways. The project according to the Williams Co is a safe way to emit less carbon dioxide than coal and oil and it coordinates with the goals of NYC.
A recent post on LinkedIn states that the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project will be beneficial to New York and Long Island long term.
This issue has brought various organizations together who are not interested in the fracked gas for a multitude of reasons. Fracked gas is harmful to the well-being of humans and marine life. There are safety issues that concern even those in other places like California that are dealing with fracking.
One advocate that stands up for the fight against the Williams Pipeline is Kim Fraczek. Kim has been advocating for over 9 years and campaigning against the pipeline here in NYC. As the director of the Sane Energy Project, Kim facilitates and helps to organize events within the communities to present the case of why the people don’t want these pipelines.
Kim’s past experiences line up with advocacy issues relating to animal rights, clean water and the right to ownership of public energy.
Kim’s creativity also helps with the design of art showcasing various ways to promote a cleaner and safer environment. As an activist, her talents can lead the team in strategic pathways to engage the community against the current issues.
With the current issue of the Williams pipeline, Kim and her team along with other organizations were able to get the Department of Environmental Conservation to decline the proposal for the pipeline. The appeals and talking to the politicians like Govern Cuomo has given Kim and the Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition enough ammunition to put a halt to the pipeline, but the process of the Williams Co reapplied again to continue the ongoing fight to build the pipeline in New York City.
Kim’s passion for protecting the environment and the community will continue to plan and delegate scenarios to help propose a foolproof campaign that will hopefully stop the Williams pipeline altogether.
With the help of 350BK, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, New York Communities for Change, Food and Water Watch, Surfrider Foundation and 350Org help to make up the coalition for Stop the Williams Pipeline. Kim Fraczek and other members utilizing their social media platforms to help show what is going on with the project and where it stands. They provide links and sources to reputable people and sites for you to gain knowledge about the pipeline proposal and why they are against the building of the pipeline.
According to sources, the coalition will not stop until the Williams pipeline is stopped for good.