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Ramapough Lunaape tribe protest proposed pipeline

Dec 30, 2016 12:02 am
NBC 4 TV in New York reports about opposition in New Jersey from a Native American tribe to the Pilgrim Pipeline. The proposed pipeline would move oil and natural gas between Albany and the Bayway Refinery in Linden New Jersey, cutting through Greene, Albany, and Ulster counties largely along the I-87 corridor. The Ramapough Lunaape tribe are protesting on their 13-acre tribal enclave in Mahwah with signs beside teepees that were erected to recognize the Standing Rock Sioux in their confrontation with an oil pipeline company in North Dakota. “The community needs to stop looking at the Ramapoughs as the canary in the mine and get their helmets on and stand with us, because if that goes it doesn’t matter what your home costs, you can’t drink oil,” Chief Dwaine Perry said. Read the full story in NBC 4 TV in New York.