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Coeymans may oppose Pilgrim Pipeline

Feb 06, 2016 12:04 am
Bryan Rowzee in the Ravena News-Herald reports that Coeymans is now crafting a resolution against the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline project for vote this month. At the Jan. 28 Coeymans Town Council meeting, Coeymans Town Councilman Jim Youmans noted Ravena recently came out against the pipelines, proposing creating a similar resolution in Coeymans. The proposed project is two 178 mile-long pipelines, one would transport crude oil south while the other would carry refined products north, largely along the I-87 from Albany to Linden, New Jersey. "I have a problem when a private for-profit company takes land from people," Youmans said, noting he's heard concerns about the pipeline removing a foliage buffer from the highway, and a pool built in the early 1970s. Currently, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the Thruway Authority have announced they are jointly reviewing the project's environmental impact. Read the full story in the Ravena News-Herald.