Gov. Andrew Cuomo just nixed a pipeline that would bring critical supplies of natural gas to the city and Long Island via New York Bay — not that he’s taking ownership of the veto.
No, the gov claims he had no part in the Department of Environmental Conservation decision late Wednesday to reject the Northeast Supply Enhancement project, a k a the Williams pipeline. But he appoints the DEC’s boss, and everyone on Team Cuomo takes their cues from the big guy.
That’s especially true on a call with such huge consequences. National Grid and Con Ed say that, absent new gas supplies, they’ll be unable to meet growing demand and will have to turn away new customers.