New York might finally not need new pipelines anymore. The state suffers from population loss at a rapid clip and those that stay behind won’t need all that much energy anymore. Some say that the decline of New York is final and that the vibrant business world that dominated Manhattan ever since the city became the magnet it always was wont come back. I don’t know if that is true but one thing is certain – every day this situation persists is a tic less likelihood that the Big Apple will thrive again. A great city goes down.
In the past half-decade, grassroots opposition in New York has led to the cancellation of four major interstate pipelines — a total of 931 miles — that would have cut through communities and ecosystems.