Hudson Common Council says 'no' to Pilgrim
Rosa Acheson is reporting in the Register-Star the Hudson Common Council unanimously passed a memorializing resolution Tue., Apr. 18, expressing its opposition to the construction of the Pilgrim Pipelines project. The proposed 178-mile Pilgrim Pipelines would move Bakken crude from Albany to Linden, N.J., through Albany, Greene, and Ulster counties, and send refined crude back to Albany, largely along the I-87 corridor. The Hudson resolution was introduced by First Ward Alderman J. Michael O'Hara in March. "We find the pipeline potentially threatens the health, safety and the economy of residents and businesses living or working in the region," O'Hara said. A representative of Pilgrim told the paper approximately 30 communities have gone on record against the pipeline so far. He said the company is currently "working through environmental review, environmental studies and impact statements." The next step is community outreach, which is set to begin this summer. Pilgrim hopes to start construction a year from now. Read the full story in The Register-Star.