An Action Alert for Jerseyites!
The proposed Pilgrim Pipeline in Northern New Jersey is two parallel pipelines from Albany to Linden that will carry Bakken shale oil south and refined products north. This proposed pipeline crosses five NJ counties, thirty NJ towns and many environmentally fragile water sources and areas. Right now there is a strong growing opposition to this pipeline being built in New Jersey.
Currently, the Coalition to Stop Pilgrim Pipeline (CAPP) is looking for more volunteers that live in the municipalities in the pipeline's route to help pass resolutions and to advocate against the pipeline. All volunteers are welcome! But, they strongly need help from people that live in Bloomingdale, Wanaque, Pompton Lakes, Riverdale, East Hanover, Livingston, Florham Park, Chatham Township, New Providence, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Clark, Westfield, and Cranford.
As you are aware, at this critical time of crisis with climate change, we do not need more investment in fossil fuel infrastructure, we need more investment in a renewable energy infrastructure.
For more information regarding the pipeline and the growing movement against it, you can go to:
- http://stoppilgrimpipeline.com/ (at this website, you will find maps of the route of the pipeline)
- For an example article showing the growing movement: http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2014/11/chatham_borough_council_to_for.html
- An example Op-ed against the pipeline: http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/11/11/letter-underestimate-pipeline-danger/18810391/
If you are interested in becoming active in advocacy against the pipeline, please contact Kate Millsaps at the NJ Sierra Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the Coalition To Stop Pilgrim Pipeline (CAPP) at http://stoppilgrimpipeline.com/contact-us/.
Thank you for your continued advocacy for water and Earth!
The WATERSPIRIT Team