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Rally for Safe Clean Energy- Coalition to Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline- New York

When:
May 18, 2015: 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Where:
Ulster County Courthouse, 285 Wall Street, Kingston New York 12401 map

Movement Gains Momentum: Over Fifty Resolutions Opposing Crude Oil Pipelines Passed to Protect Health, Safety, Climate, Water

What: Rally for Safe Clean Energy

When: 4:30 – 5:30 PM Monday, May 18th 2015. Press Conference: 4:45 PM

Where: Ulster County Courthouse, 285 Wall Street, Kingston New York 12401

Speakers: Carl Chipman, Supervisor, Rochester; Joe Croce, Supervisor, Plattekill; Jen Metzger, Citizens for Local Power, Councilmember, Town of Rosendale; Creek Iversen, farmer; Kathleen Nolan, MD, MSL, Catskill Mountainkeeper
Organized with: “48 Hours of Actions for Safe Clean Energy” NJ / NY, May 16th – 18th
Visuals: Large oil pipeline dripping (fake) black oil; banners, signs, advocates for clean healthy energy
Celebrating over 50 municipal and county resolutions opposing Pilgrim Pipelines in New York and New Jersey, the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines – NY (CAPP-NY) launches its campaign with a press conference and rally on Monday, May 18th. The groups aim to stop Pilgrim Pipelines from being built, while pressing to ban dangerous rail cars and barges carrying Bakken Shale crude oil, citing threats to rivers and streams, drinking water, climate, public health and safety, and to the regional economy.
Elected officials voting for the resolutions opposing Pilgrim Pipelines have learned that even Pilgrim Pipeline LLC does not claim there would be one oil train less if their two controversial pipelines were to be built. Climate is badly impacted by shale oil production, especially by Bakken Shale flaring; public health is impacted by Bakken Shale fracking. Aquifers and waterways including the Rondout, Wallkill, Esopus, Ramapo, and the Hudson River are all threatened by the potential for a massive oil spill.
Pilgrim pipelines could be used to transport crude oil for export. Congress may succumb to increasing pressure to lift its 1970s-era export ban, and it is currently legal to export Canadian oil.
“It’s time for us to move our regional economy towards clean energy and a bright future, away from the old, destructive, dying oil economy of the past,” CAPP-NY said in a statement.
Endorsing Organizations: CAPP-SNY (Saugerties); Catskill Mountainkeeper; Citizens for Local Power; Concerned Citizens of Esopus; Concerned Citizens of Plattekill; ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network); Food and Water Watch; Frack Action; Hudson Valley Progressives; Mid-Hudson Sierra Club; New Paltz Climate Action Coalition; New Yorkers Against Fracking; Protecting Our Waters; Riverkeeper. Rochester Defense Against Fracking; The Saugerties Democratic Committee

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