Kingston backs bill to stop Pilgrim Pipeline
May 08, 2016 12:03 am
Ariél Zangla in The Daily Freeman reports that on May 3 the Kingston Common Council voted 8-0 for a resolution supporting legislation by state Assemblyman Frank Skartados, D-Milton, that would prohibit the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline from being constructed on New York Thruway Authority property. Currently, the Pipeline is proposed to run largely along I-87 from Albany into New Jersey, so the bill, introduced in April, would kill the project. Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings LLC would build two parallel pipelines connecting Albany with Linden, N.J, carrying 200,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil per day from Albany, and refined fuel products from New Jersey, along 95 miles of the Thruway’s right-of-way and an 25 miles of private property. Kingston is the first town to adopt this resolution, but towns up and down the proposed path have passed several other resolutions opposed to the project. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.