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May Day Pilgrim Pipeline protest announced

Apr 26, 2016 12:04 am

The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition has announced a civil protest against the proposed Pilgrim oil pipelines will be held at three locations in the Hudson Valley, Sun., May 1. According to a statement released by the coalition Mon., Apr. 25, protestors will be present between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at New York State Thruway Exit 21, Catskill, and Exit 20, Saugerties, and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Exit 18, New Paltz. 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 coalition claims this unneeded oil would further increase climate change. In addition to climate concerns related to the 178-mile pipeline, the group and its supporters are also focused on protecting waterways, public health and safety, the local and regional economies and air quality. Read the full story at the May Day Against Pilgrim Pipelines Facebook page.