PILGRIM PIPELINE

Keystone Pipeline? Constitution Pipeline? Pilgrim Pipeline?

What? Who? When? Yep…. I’m confused too.

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The Pilgrim Pipeline Proposal… (from http://stoppilgrimpipeline.com)

WHAT

  • Two parallel pipelines, 178 miles,  between Albany, NY and  Linden, NJ
  • Bakken shale oil will be sent south; refined products (including kerosene) will be sent north.

WHERE

  • Crosses 5 N.J counties, 30 N.J. towns, & environmentally fragile areas/sources for water.  See the maps here.
  • Much of route to use existing utility rights of way, but additional tracts required.

WHY NOT?

  • Major impact on environmentpublic health and property values.
  • Communities bear all of the burden along the path.
    No upside, only negatives. Emergency response. Property values.
  • Cements regional reliance on risky fossil fuel and oil infrastructure.
    Susceptible to corrosion and leakage problems.
  • Transported products dangerous to humans and environment.
    Bakken shale oil is highly volatile, involved in many accidents.
  • Damaging effects on urban communities and open spaces through which it passes.
    Areas include the Hudson Valley, Catskills, NY/NJ Highlands.
  • Could see wetlands destroyed, critical habitats leveled and impact to waterways.
    Endangered and threatened species affected. More erosion due to construction.
  • Leaks threaten the water supply for our homes, businesses, and schools.
  • Federal inspection/regulation insufficient.
    Just 135 inspectors oversee 2.6 million miles of pipeline. Only 1/5th has been inspected in the past 8 years.
  • Shale oil fracking has harmful impact. Contributes to climate change crisis. 
    Water depletion, toxic air emissions, waste-water, methane release.

WHAT CAN I DO?

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