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Pipeline opponents host forum

Oct 01, 2015 12:02 am
Opponents of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline host a community forum in Catskill on Oct. 1. The proposed 178-mile Pilgrim Pipeline would move Bakken crude from Albany to Linden, NJ, through Albany, Greene, and Ulster counties, and send refined crude back to Albany, largely along the I-87 corridor. In Greene County, the proposed project veers east of Route 9W west of Sleepy Hollow Lake in Athens, and then back near the interstate around Leeds-Athens Road. After Catskill, the pipeline veers west of the interstate briefly around Cauterskill Road. Panelists at the community forum include Kate Hudson of Riverkeeper, Roger Downs of Sierra Club, Jen Metzger of Citizens for Local Power, and Iris Bloom of Protecting Our Waters. The forum is at 7 p.m. at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge St. in Catskill. Mary Finneran of the Coalition to Stop Pilgrim Pipelines in Greene Co. discussed the forum and local opposition to the pipelines on the "WGXC Afternoon Show" Sept. 28. Click here, in the WGXC archives, to play or download that interview.