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Paul Gallay Presentation on Crude Oil Transport on the Hudson

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April 21, 2015: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Lavelle Hall at Mother House, on the campus of Dominican College 496 Western Hwy S, Blauvelt, NY 10913 map

Join Riverkeeper’s President, Paul Gallay for an update on crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley: including bomb trains, barges, tankers and the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Hosted by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt and the Sierra Club.

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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.

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