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Community Meeting on The Risks of Transporting Crude Oil on the Hudson

July 9, 2014: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Basilica Hudson, 110 S Front St Hudson, NY 12534 map

Join Riverkeeper’s Kate Hudson, Watershed Program Director and Scenic Hudson for a presentation about the risks of crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley on July 9, 2014. This presentation is being co-hosted by the Hudson Sloop Club and is made possible by the generosity of our venue host, Basilica Hudson.

The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Background: Until recently, there was little or no crude oil transported in the Hudson Valley. The growth of oil production in North Dakota and elsewhere has spurred industry to make the Hudson Valley into an international conduit for crude oil. Up to 5 billion gallons of crude oil is being transported through the Hudson Valley annually by train, barge and ship. All three transportation methods – what is being called by industry a “virtual pipeline” – could affect our communities and environmental resources. Spills, explosions and fires—some resulting in the catastrophic loss of life—have occurred elsewhere on this virtual pipeline. Further, proposed Hudson River oil facility expansions and the proposed development of a regional pipeline could increase the transport of crude oil locally by as much as 3.8 billion gallons annually.

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