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Community Meeting on Dangerous Proposed Oil Pipeline in North Jersey

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Presented by: New Jersey Chapter
Leader: Kate Millsaps - kate.millsaps@sierraclub.org
Location: Parsippany Main Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ
Our Opinion Piece in the Star-Ledger

Pilgrim Pipeline LLC has proposed a brand new oil pipeline across northern New Jersey that would connect Albany, NY and Linden, NJ. Join us at three upcoming community meetings to learn more about the Pilgrim Pipeline project and the rights of landowners along the pipeline route.

Pipeline construction would have deleterious effects on both the open spaces and urbanized communities through which it would pass. In the Highlands and other sensitive areas, we would see wetlands destroyed, critical habitats for threatened and endangered species leveled to the ground, and impacts to waterways from more erosion due to construction. The pipeline would pass through environmental justice communities that have already seen too much air and water pollution as a result of the fossil fuel industry.

The pipeline will carry North Dakotan Bakken shale oil. Produced through fracking, it is one of the most explosive types of oil in the world. In February the Wall Street Journal compared oil from 86 locations around the world and found Bakken crude oil to be the most explosive. Bringing this fuel into our state endangers our families, property, and environment.

The company has not released a detailed map but the project is expected to follow along Rt 287 and then cut across Watchung, Scotch Plains, and other communities on its way to Linden.

Learn more about the project and how you can get involved at this educational forum.

Please RSVP to Kate Millsaps at Kate.Millsaps@SierraClub.org with which meeting you will be attending.