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Demonstration to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline in New Paltz Today

December 2, 2014

ADVISORY  For Immediate Release: December 2, 2014

New Paltz: Demonstration to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline

Following on the heels of “Resolutions Opposing Pilgrim Pipeline” passing in Rosendale and New Paltz — and just one day after PGS&E dealt a major blow to the controversial pipeline by denying it rights of way – demonstrators in New Paltz will demand that the NYS Thruway Authority deny Pilgrim Pipeline corporation the rights of way it is seeking.  The increasingly organized pipeline opponents, having passed 17 Resolutions so far in New Jersey and New York, aim to stop what New Paltz Climate Action Coalition calls a “dangerous, polluting and climate-damaging pipeline” from ever becoming a fact on the ground.

When: 4 – 5:30 PM on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Where: Intersection of Main Street (299) and South Putt Corners Road. (Park in the NE corner of the ShopRite lot, near Sunoco station.)

     For GPS: enter ShopRite address: 258 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561

Visuals: Oil pipeline dripping oil; signs, banners, photographs of exploding pipelines; demonstrators

What: Demonstrators near the Thruway Bridge in New Paltz demand that NYS Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation deny permission to build the controversial pipeline. Pilgrim proposes to build two brand new pipelines from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ, which, if allowed, would carry Bakken Shale oil south and refined products north. Bakken Shale oil is more explosive and flammable than old-style crude, and pipelines spill far more oil than any other method of oil transportation, according to the federal government (PHMSA).

Facebook: Facebook Event Page for this demonstration

Model Resolutions: 1. Model Resolution for towns directly in the path of Pilgrim. 2. Model Resolution for towns NOT directly in the path of Pilgrim.

Pilgrim Pipeline Links: Citizens for Local Power and CAPP — Coalition to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline

Organized by: New Paltz Climate Action Coalition; endorsed by Citizens for Local Power, Citizens Oppose Dirty Energy, and Protecting Our Waters.

Contact: Miriam Strouse, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition:

Land line: (845) 255-7711; cell (845) 399-2473

                Ann and Dan Guenther, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition:

Land line: (845) 255-9297

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