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Forum: Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley

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April 2, 2016: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Garrison Union Free School, 1100 Rt. 9D, Garrison map
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Hosted by the Philipstown Garden Club

Goals of the forum
To educate attendees about the dangerous situation of the oil trains and related crude oil infrastructure in the Hudson Valley threatening our Hudson River and its tributaries. Additionally, learn about New York’s exciting energy transition under Reforming the Energy Vision.

To encourage and enable attendees to do something about it; become active and learn to advocate.


Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper
Audrey Friedrichsen, Land Use and Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Scenic Hudson
Jennifer Metzger, Co-Director, Citizens for Local Power

Cosponsors: Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Citizens for Local Power

Background on crude oil transport in the Hudson Valley
Until 2011, there was little to 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 now a proposal for two side by side pipelines called the Pilgrim Pipeline. All three transportation methods could affect our communities and environmental resources. Spills, explosions and fires—some resulting in the catastrophic loss of life—have occurred across North America. Learn more about these risks here.

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