If a house were on fire, would you add more gasoline and oil to put the fire out? Likewise, should we be extracting and burning fossil fuels in this time of the planet being “cooked” by greenhouse gases?
Nonetheless, there is a proposal to send two pipelines filled with fracked Bakken gasoline and oil up, down and across the Hudson River affecting Albany, East Greenbush and Rensselaer, NY. This is not only dangerous, it’s counter productive.
Did you know that?
- Two parallel fracked oil pipelines are proposed to run from Albany-Rensselaer, NY for 178 miles to Linden, New Jersey. Two proposed Hudson River crossings would occur at the Port of Albany, NY to the Port of Rensselaer, NY and a second from East Greenbush, NY to Glenmont, NY.
- Any spill would be washed up and down with the river tides, along the entire Albany and Rensselaer waterfronts, affecting shore front parks, businesses, and recreational facilities.
- Rensselaer, East Greenbush, Bethlehem and Albany NY, as well as many other communities, along the Hudson River have passed strong resolutions against this massive project.
- Come to an organizational meeting on on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6: 30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush (Corner of Hays Road, next to Goff Middle School) to learn about these proposed pipelines. Help us plan to stop this dangerous project. The meeting is sponsored by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline.
- Stephen Shafer of Citizens Against Pilgrim Pipelines (CAPP) will lead of team of knowledgeable activists in explaining the proposal and what we can do to organize to stop it.
The action items being considered are: designating the city of Rensselaer as an Environmental Justice Community, and a meeting with Senator Marchione and other county, state and US officials. Any other suggestions will be welcome
Please join us at our open community event and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your neighborhood before it’s too late to stop this proposed project. Contact Ruth Foster, Board member of SNYFGP, at: email@example.com or call 518-588-0187.