News > Events > Riverkeeper Events > Pilgrim Pipeline Community Forum

Pilgrim Pipeline Community Forum

March 7, 2015: 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Community Room at the Esopus Town Hall, 284 Broadway St., Ulster Park, NY map

Please join us for a community forum at the Town of Esopus Library for a community forum about the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline. Panelists will include Jen Metgzer of Citizens for Local Power and Kate Hudson of Riverkeeper. A representative from the Pilgrim Pipeline Co. has been invited. For more info, contact Kathy Adin: [email protected]

A company has proposed building a 178-mile double-barrel pipeline connecting Albany to Linden, N.J., along the New York State Thruway and Interstate 287 corridors. Its backers say one line would carry crude oil south, and another would carry refined petroleum products north. However, both could be used to pump crude oil. Riverkeeper argues that this pipeline would not reduce crude oil train, barge or tanker traffic in the Hudson Valley, as the pipeline backers say, but instead would simply add another leg to the “virtual pipeline” that industry has made through the valley without any comprehensive review of environmental impacts.

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
Become a Member