The utility has asked state regulators to rewrite an agreement forged in 2019 after Gov. Cuomo threatened to yank its license over a moratorium over natural gas hookups.
Several advocacy groups along with Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Thursday walked out of closed-door talks with utility National Grid over its bid for state approval of new rates for natural gas customers—a payment plan that critics say would fund continued use of fossil-fuel infrastructure.
Sane Energy Project, No North Brooklyn Pipeline, Alliance for a Green Economy, Sixth Street Community Center, and Newtown Creek Alliance were among the groups that ditched the confidential talks, which had been going on since June.
“Over the course of this troubled rate case, National Grid has spent over