Working to Protect the Catskill Region from the Dangers of Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

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Pilgrim Pipeline - to run along the New York State Thruway?

Pilgrim Pipeline possible route along the New York State Thruway
Mayflower Arkansas Pipeline Leak - aerial view
Mayflower Arkansas Pipeline Leak - neighborhood forced to abandon their homes


NEW: November 2014!
just released maps of the Pilgrim Pipeline


Pipeline EVENTS:

Wednesday, November 12th 7 PM
Rosendale Municipal Bldg. 1915 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill, NY
At the November 12th 7 PM meeting of the Rosendale Town Board, the Pilgrim Pipeline company will give a presentation.

Monday, November 17th,  7PM
SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 104  
PROPOSED PILGRIM PIPELINE:  CUTTING A SWATH THROUGH NEW YORK COMMUNITIES TO MOVE BAKKEN CRUDE -- a public information forum cosponsored by Citizens for Local Power, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance, NYPIRG, Riverkeeper and others at SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 104.  Speaker panel followed by Q&A.


the Pilgrim Pipeline

a route to export dangerous crude oil?

Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC is currently developing an East Coast pipeline, actually two adjacent pipelines, one to carry crude oil from Albany, New York to refineries in Linden, New Jersey and the other pipeline will carry refined petroleum products from New York Harbor to Upstate New York. The crude oil transported will primarily come from the Bakken shale region of North Dakota or the Tar Sands of Canada. Albany New York has been identified as a hub for the transportation of these explosive forms of crude oil. 

FFC Response to U.S. DOT Proposed Rulemaking on Transport of Flammable Fuel by Rail

The long silent U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed new rules regulating railroad crude oil shippers.  This overdue attention  is a measure of the extreme risks posed by the present rail system which became tragically obvious with a spate of derailments, spills and deaths from explosive fires in the last two years. However, rather than mollifying concerned citizens in the Hudson Valley, the DOT's inadequate response increases our concerns.  We find the rules laggard in application and questionable in effectivness..

Is a New Gas Pipeline in the Works For Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties?

NYMarc Pipeline Route

 In 2010 the Iroquois Gas Transmission Corporation proposed a 3 foot diameter, 66 mile long pipeline to span a gap in the distribution system of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to New England and northeastern Canada to "serve the northeast market."  Calling it the NYMarc Pipeline, the Iroquois Gas website projected its completion for 2015.   While being transported through a welded pipeline, natural gas needs to be constantly pressurized.   Football field sized compressor stations pressurize the gas with diesel fueled turbines, emitting polluting hydrocarbon clouds 24/7.

see our new NYMarc Brochure

Spill at Marcellus Shale drilling site in Bradford County prompts evacuation

Seven families in Bradford County have been asked to evacuate following a large spill during fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale at a Chesapeake Energy well west of Towanda, Pa. Earlier reports that there was a blow-out were inaccurate, according to company officials.

A local Emergency Management official said he didn't believe the families had gone anywhere.

Chemicals Were Injected Into Wells, Report Says

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.

Josh Fox's open letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission

Delaware River Basin Commission-

I am writing to the Delaware River Basin Commission in fierce and passionate opposition to permitting large scale industrial gas drilling anywhere in the River Basin.  The Delaware River basin is a watershed area, a national treasure and should not be industrialized by large scale gas drilling.

YRAD and Victoria Switzer talks about Dimock, Pa. Gas Drilling Woes

3-14-11 in Binghamton, NY at NYRAD meeting-- Victoria is a resident of Dimock, Pa. where Cabot Gas. Co. polluted private water wells and has not corrected the problem-- this is ground Zero for the Gas Industry-- the real truth about the un-clean and un-natural Gas--

See video

EPA hydrofracking - Weston Wilson whisleblower

Weston Wilson, 20 Year Colorado EPA veteran.

See video