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Pilgrim Pipeline opponents present petition


Petitions, with over 3,000 signatures on their way
to the governor

MID-HUDSON – The ad-hoc group Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline-New York wanted to let Governor Cuomo know they oppose allowing the twin petroleum carrying pipeline to be built along the Thruway corridor so they flooded him on two fronts.

In one week in January, they placed 2,000 phone calls to his office to let them know how they feel, said William Barr, a member of the coalition’s steering committee.

“Saying it doesn’t meet with his environmental vision for New York. It’s silly to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure now. We should be investing in sustainable energy infrastructure instead,” Barr said. The calls were not usually long and Barr wondered how much of the information was taken down by the switchboard person.

The group also mailed petitions to Cuomo with some 3,000 signatures asking him to deny permitting of the pipelines.

The pipelines would carry crude oil from Albany to Linden, New Jersey where it would be refined and send back up north through the parallel pipe.

 


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