NESE Project Divides Ordinary New Yorkers and Elite Environmentalists

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A video highlighting the support of New York City public housing leaders for the NESE project illustrates the gap between ordinary New Yorkers and elites.

Too much of environmentalism is pure elitism. It elevates aesthetics above the needs of ordinary human beings for the basic necessities of human life. Look behind any large environmental organization today and you’ll find the richest people on earth funding attacks on the needs of ordinary people for the sake of scenery and the like.

It’s all clothed in the language of cleaning the air, protecting water and cuddling cute threatened animals. Or, it’s about “saving the planet,” as if the planet needed us. Nonetheless, it’s really about protecting the space around elites and promoting their special interests. Nothing so illustrates this as the debate over the Northeast Supply Enhancement or NESE project.

From the beginning of the modern environmental movement, when William Rockefeller bought out a chunk of the Adirondacks to make a wilderness, it’s been a project of creating space for the wealthy at the expense of ordinary folks and their needs. It continues, in fact, as Rockefeller descendants and groups spawned by the family (e.g., NRDC, 350.org) fight the NESE project. Money is thrown, hyperbole is spun and politicians demagogue; all orchestrated by these elites.

Meanwhile, New Yorkers living in public housing fight for heat.

Danny Barber understands what the NESE project is all about; bringing needed natural gas to the neglected parts of New York City—its public housing projects—that are still dealing with old malfunctioning oil boilers. While the multi-million dollar private apartments of the Rockefellers, their man Jay Halfon, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, et al., are all heated with new natural gas boilers, Danny’s friends and relatives wait and depend on extra blankets.

Why? Because there’s not enough gas and they’re low priority, apparently. The City has left them behind. The Governor has been too busy killing fracking and pipelines to appease the NRDC gang. The NRDC gang is more interested in, well, its own interests. That’s what environmentalism is today, the wealthy obsession with aesthetics in the guise of something serious. What’s really serious, though, is keeping your kids warm and that’s why Danny Barber is speaking out and why it’s so important to beat these rich bullies and get the NESE project approved.

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3 thoughts on “NESE Project Divides Ordinary New Yorkers and Elite Environmentalists

  1. https://mobile.twitter.com/sunrisemvmtnyc/status/1119003086868099072

    The antifracking movement if you notice likes to talk the intersectionality and social justice movement lingo but the Williams NESE pipeline opposition actually isn’t all that diverse.

    The reality is the people who organized this march, like Kim Frazcek of sane energy and Alex abeuachamp of food and water watch lie and they have for years.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JumaaneWilliams/status/1119012447258652673

    There’s something absurd, the NYC public advocate , who by the way was the preferred choice for lt governor of the nytimes editorial board, is talking about indigenous women leading the march against NESE pipeline. I guess Juumane thinks NESE is the Dakota pipeline?

    http://erikmcgregor.com/2019/04/18/stop-williams-pipeline-march/

  2. So aware of this crisis
    The simple fact is the easiest most profitable way for environmental czars to line their pockets is through the false narrative of global warming. They threaten poison water and death with self written compodiums and a list of harm that was penned by an activist nurse who birthed it in her head. In other words, fear mongering is their business plan.

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