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Residents Gather To Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline

Sandra Kissam, Town of Newburgh resident and activist, addressing Orange County Residents Against Pilgrim Pipelines at Newburgh Town Hall in late January. (photo by Jim Lennon)

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Sandra Kissam, Town of Newburgh resident and activist, addressing Orange County Residents Against Pilgrim Pipelines at Newburgh Town Hall last Friday. Also on hand for the meeting were Town of Rosendale Councilwoman Jennifer Metzger and Iris Bloom of the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines and the environmentalist group Protecting Our Waters. (photo by Jim Lennon)

By Mark Gerlach 

Residents concerned about the Pilgrim Pipeline gathered at Newburgh Town Hall last Friday to discuss actions that could be taken to prevent the Pilgrim Pipeline project from becoming a reality, as well as to circulate a petition against the proposal.

The pipeline project is slated for two parallel, underground pipes running along the New York Thruway between Albany and Linden, N.J. The pipes will carry crude oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and home heating oil.

Those at the meeting allege Pilgrim’s plan would impact “safety, our property values, economic development, drinking water, air quality and more,” a handout distributed by Newburgh resident and activist Sandra Kissam said. Kissam noted in the document that Newburgh and New Windsor would “also be exposed to two additional lateral lines connecting to the Hudson River shoreline.”

Residents who attended the meeting were asked to circulate a petition against the pipeline and to voice their opposition to elected officials.

For the complete story read the Friday, Jan. 29 edition of The Sentinel. 

 

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