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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Protect Gateway National Recreation Area

The House of Representatives has passed a bill authorizing the industrial use of Gateway National Recreation Area. The proposed high pressure gas pipeline will go directly under the beach at Jacob Riis Park, under protected wetlands in Jamaica Bay, and the proposed metering station in Floyd Bennett Field will be only yards from the community gardens!

HR 2606 should be opposed by the voting public because it:

• Turns over land held in the public trust to private industrial use.
• Threatens wildlife, wetlands, and sensitive ecosystems.
• Puts park users and area residents at risk.
• Promotes hydrofracking and the use of shale gas.

A petition has been created to send to Sen. Charles Schumer (NY-1) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-2).

You can help prevent this travesty by signing the petition here.

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