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Pipeline protest planned in New Paltz

Nov 30, 2014 12:02 am
The Daily Freeman reports that opponents of the Pilgrim Pipeline -- which, if approved, would move Bakken crude oil one way and refined gas and diesel the other the Hudson Valley along the I-87 corridor -- will hold a protest at 4 p.m. Tue., Dec. 2 near the NY Thruway Bridge, at the intersection of Main St. and South Putt Corners in New Paltz. The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and Protecting Our Waters does not want the New York State Thruway Authority to allow a Thruway easement. The Rosendale and New Paltz town boards have passed resolutions against the pipeline, noting that local emergency services would be ill equipped to handle emergencies posed by pipe ruptures or explosions. There has been little, if any, public comment, discussion, or media coverage of the proposed pipeline from anyone in Greene County. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.