Mike Lawler, paid advocate representing the natural gas industry cleverly disguised as “New Yorkers for Affordable Energy,” writes that now is the time to re-double efforts to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure, supposedly to keep “affordability and reliability” for New York’s energy consumers (“We need natural gas to restart economy,” June 8). But, according to natural gas industry analysts at NaturalGasIntel.com, there is a documented glut of natural gas because of the President Donald Trump-caused recession and a global economic slowdown due to the pandemic.
Now seems like the perfect time for citizens to pressure the fossil fuel industry and their unsustainable carbon dioxide emissions while they face a “storage tsunami” with no place to store excess product of an industry whose futures were trading negatively just weeks ago. Now, while the industry looks at a desperate future, is exactly the time to pivot and invest in the resources of wind and solar for New Yorkers’ affordable and sustainable energy needs.
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