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Trains, Pipelines, and Barges: Public Forum on Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley

July 9, 2015: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Kingston City Hall• 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 map
To Attend:

On July 9th at 6:30pm, join the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline New York (CAPP-NY) at Kingston City Hall for an public forum on crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley!

Join us at 5:00pm-6:00pm for a march 3 blocks to the Broadway railroad bridge and back for a vigil to remember those who have lost their lives in Lac-Megantic.

Speakers: A brief welcome by Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo, Alderman Brad Will; Kate Hudson, Riverkeeper; Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper; Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), Indigenous Environmental Network – from North Dakota via skype; Chris Amato, Earthjustice; and Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, with a film clip.

On July 6, 2013, an oil train exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Two years later, and big oil is pushing harder than ever to move more and more oil trains through North America, while oil trains keep exploding, and carbon emissions keep rising.

There will be a vigil for the victims of Lac-Megantic at 5:00pm.

This year, from July 6-12, 2015, citizens will organize more than 100 events across the US and Canada.
New York State has become a hub for crude oil transport in the past few years: barges and trains transport billions of gallons of oil through our region.

The Pilgrim Pipelines are two pipelines proposed to carry Bakken Shale oil from Albany down through the Hudson Valley to New Jersey, and and then refined products back north again. These largely unregulated modes of transportation pose real, and potentially devastating, environmental, public safety, and health risks to our communities. Learn about these dangers.

Find out where New York fits into the big picture of fossil fuel reliance, infrastructure expansion, and the global economy. Hear speakers from the Bakken Shale Fields of North Dakota, Riverkeeper, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and elected officials from Ulster County, and the City of Kingston. Discover ways you can take action in our community!

Co-Sponsors:, Esopus Creek Conservancy, Citizen Action Kingston, Midtown Rising, End the New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJAN), Protecting Our Waters, Citizens for Local Power; Frack Free Catskills, Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines – Saugerties; Riverkeeper; Catskill Mountainkeeper; Concerned Citizens of Esopus; Sierra Club Hudson Valley; Sierra Club Mid Atlantic; Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition , Earth Guardians NY

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