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Citizen Action Needed: Pilgrim Pipelines

A proposal has been made by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC for two parallel pipelines each up to 20 inches in diameter that would run from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ. One pipeline would transport crude oil south while the other pipeline would carry refined products north. In total, the pipeline would cover some 178 miles, crossing Albany, Greene, Ulster, Orange, and Rockland counties. Within these counties the proposed pipelines would cross the municipalities of: Albany, Rensselaer, Kingston, Newburgh (Town + City) Coxsackie, Catskill, Athens, Saugerties, Marlborough, Plattekill, Cornwall, New Windsor, Bethlehem, E. Greenbush, Coeymans, New Baltimore, Ulster, Esopus, Rosendale, Lloyd, New Paltz (Town + Village), Tuxedo, Ramapo, and Woodbury.

Community members and local organizations have teamed up to form the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipelines- New York to stop this dangerous project. CAPP-NY has successfully built opposition across the Hudson Valley through the passage of municipal and county resolutions rejecting more dirty energy in the Hudson Valley (see map). Now is the time to redouble our efforts and reinforce the strong community opposition and grassroots power to fight off the Pilgrim Pipelines.

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If you are concerned about this dangerous and dirty energy project we need your voice and energy! Raise awareness and organize in your local community. Sign up below to get in touch and Riverkeeper will connect you to CAPP-NY for next steps.

Recent pipeline failures
July 2010, Kalamazoo River, Michigan An Enbridge heavy crude bitumen pipeline rupture in 2010 oiled 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, and nearly four years later, the cleanup is still incomplete.

March 2013, Mayflower, Arkansas An Exxon heavy crude bitumen pipeline rupture spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons into neighborhoods, leading to the evacuation of homes.

January 2015 – Pipeline breach spilled 50,400 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, contaminating drinking supplies. At the time of rupture, 110 feet of pipeline lay uncovered on the bottom of the river, exposing it to damage. Three and a half years before it was 8 feet under the river.

May 2015 – Pipeline breach spilled approximately 105,000 gallons of crude oil near the coastline of southern Santa Barbara County, polluting Refugio State Beach.

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