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Resist Pilgrim Pipeline Forum Newburgh
February 2, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC has proposed to construct two parallel pipelines that would run along the NYS Thruway
and through private property— from Albany, NY, to a refinery in Linden, NJ, including a lateral line from the
thruway through New Windsor & Newburgh to the Global Oil facilities on the river. Each pipeline would be 200,000 barrels
(or 8.4 million gallons) of Crude Oil and other refined products, increasing the risk of explosion, leaks into water
sources and tearing up land along the route.
Sandra Kissam – Chair of Orange Residents Against Pilgrim Pipeline (Orange RAPP), Sandra has been instrumental on many
environmental fronts, including the conservation and stewardship of the 6700 acre Stewart State Forest. Her talk will
highlight current ways to push back against this project and protect our region.
Rudy Tacos – Activist with Hudson Valley Earth First! Their work is focused on creating a larger culture of resistance to environmental destruction, capitalism and oppression in all its forms. Rudy will discuss Hudson Valley Earth First!, as well as diversifying the tactics we use to resist industrial projects in our region.
Evan Pritchard – Founder of the Center For Algonquin Language; committed to exchanging a deeper knowledge of the culture,
history, language, and wisdom of Algonquin people, has been a consistent voice for the earth. He will share songs, stories,
and insight into how to resist local oil and gas, while honoring the native history of the region.