The Daily Freeman is reporting
the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline will hold a public forum on the risks of the proposed pipeline at 3 p.m. Jan. 10. The forum will take place at the Saugerties Senior Center, located at 207 Market Street. According to organizers, the forum will address the risks communities are faced with by the pipeline, landowner rights and community opposition throughout New York state. Forum presenters include representatives from Riverkeeper, Citizens for Local Power, Hudson River Clearwater, and Catskill Mountainkeeper. The Pilgrim Pipeline proposal calls for
shipping Bakken crude from Albany to Linden, N.J., through a pipeline that would roughly follow the Thruway corridor. Refined crude products would be returned to Albany via a parallel line. The governments of several local towns, including Rosendale, New Paltz, Woodstock and Rhinebeck, have taken formal stands against the Pilgrim proposal. Officials in Rosendale, New Paltz and the town of Ulster have said they lack sufficient firefighting resources to handle potential emergencies along the pipeline route.