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Civil rights leaders oppose swift move off natural gas

March 30, 2020

Top American civil rights activists are opposing an abrupt move away from natural gas, putting them at odds with environmentalists and progressive Democrats who want to ban fracking.

In recent interviews, Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and National Urban League President Marc Morial said energy costs are hitting people of color unfairly hard. These concerns, expressed before the coronavirus pandemic, are poised to expand as paychecks shrink across America.


Sustaining heat: Why New York shouldn’t block construction of a natural gas pipeline

April 23, 2019

We are eager for the day when single-family homes, apartment buildings and Housing Authority developments in New York can keep the people inside their four walls warm in the bone-chilling dead of winter using all-renewable energy sources. Which is why we support efforts by the government and the private sector to accelerate the development of solar power, wind and technologies unknown.

But we don’t know whether that day will arrive in 10 years, or 20, or 30, which is why it makes basic sense to build out a pipeline to deliver natural gas from its sources in Pennsylvania to its consumers in the five boroughs of New York City.

NYCHA tenant leader joins push for natural gas pipeline across New York Harbor

April 17, 2019

A pipeline crossing New York Harbor could bring financial relief to the city’s 334 NYCHA complexes, according to a top tenant leader.

Daniel Barber, head of the Citywide Council of Presidents of NYCHA tenants’ associations, announced on Wednesday that he’s officially getting behind the controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement natural gas project.

NYCHA Tenants In Harlem Complex Without Heat And Hot Water On Christmas

December 25, 2018

It was a cold Christmas for NYCHA tenants in East Harlem.

A heat and hot water outage Tuesday at the Jefferson Houses, between 1st and 3rd Aves. and E. 112th and E. 115th Sts. forced residents to stay warm by donning sweaters and clustering around their cooking stoves.

No Heat For 10 Years, And The City Is Their Landlord

December 19, 2018

The living conditions of the 100 or so residents of the Eagle Avenue apartments are emblematic of sweeping neglect by NYCHA.

Top Bosses Invited To Spend Night In NYCHA Buildings To Experience Pain After 70K Impacted By Outages

November 01, 2018

NEW YORK -- Joey Koch, the Senior Vice President for operations support services of NYCHA, said thousands of residents have already experienced heat and hot water outages in just the first few weeks of this years heating season at a NYCHA board meeting Wednesday night.

Lack Of Heat Now A Major Issue For NYCHA Residents

October 22, 2018

Another cold snap, same old NYCHA.

Amid a chilly mid-October and with November on its way, residents at a Brooklyn public-housing development went without heat this weekend, getting what they hope won’t be a sneak preview of another winter under NYCHA.

NYCHA owes rent refunds to residents who suffered through 'historic cold' without heat, hot water: suit

April 23, 2018

City Housing Authority tenants who went without heat or hot water last winter deserve rent refunds for all the days they spent shivering in their apartments, the Legal Aid Society charged in a lawsuit Thursday.

Cuomo Says He'll Fight For Extra $250M From The State For NYCHA

March 17, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that he will fight to make sure the state provides an extra $250 million directly to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), in addition to previously-promised funds.

Cuomo Vows To Free Up Another $250M For NYCHA Repairs While Touring East Harlem Housing Project

March 17, 2018

Gov. Cuomo said Saturday that he would push to free up $250 million in state funds to fix the deplorable conditions at the city’s public housing complexes.