VIDEO AND MATERIALS: KingstonCitizens.org presents “The Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline: What Ulster County Citizens Need To Know

By Rebecca Martin

Our educational forum on the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines project brought in an estimated 402 people to Kingston City Hall with another 1,400 or so who streamed our event live yesterday.  KingstonCitizens.org is pleased to share with you video from the entire event as well as materials for your review and to follow along.

As a reminder, in Ulster County, if you live in the City of Kingston, Town of Ulster, Town of Marlborough, Town of Lloyd, Town of Esopus, Town of Saugerties, Town of Rosendale, Village and Town of New Paltz or Town of Plattekill, then you are one of the potentially impacted communities listed in the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines project and are considered an ‘Involved’ Agency in SEQRA.

Take LOCAL ACTION TODAY and contact your elected officials in impacted communities to request that they make commenting on the upcoming draft ‘Scope’ document a priority by taking a proactive approach to identify potential impacts of the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines project that are unique to your community.  If your municipality is not listed above, but you live in Ulster County, please contact Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and ask that the county work with us to organize a countywide coordinated draft scope review.         VIEW for step by step instructions, emails, and phone numbers. 

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KingstonCitizens.org presents “The Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline: What Ulster County Citizens Need To Know

MATERIALS:  Please follow along
Local Call To Action: VIEW
Power Point Presentation  VIEW
SEQRA Scoping FAQ Sheet  VIEW

VIDEO ONE

00:00 – 08:04
Rebecca Martin, Co-Founder
KingstonCitizens.org

8:05 – 13:19
Mayor Steve Noble
City of Kingston, NY
“We have environmental staff that works on these issues….dedicated volunteers on a Conservation Advisory Council. We hope that Kingston can be a model for other communities up and down the Hudson River Valley”

13:20 – 21:47
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill
District 103
“I see many, many Kingstonians here, but I also see friends from other communities. Let me join our Mayor in welcoming you to Standing Rock New York.”

22:18 – 27:12
Jon Bowermaster

27:14 – 44:50
Hudson River at Risk #6:  “A Pipeline Runs Through It”

45:20 – 59:50
Powerpoint and Panel Discussion
Sue Rosenberg, CAPP-NY
Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper
Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson
Jennifer Metzger, Citizens for Local Power and Rosendale Councilwoman

VIDEO TWO

00:00 – 59:19
(Continued) Powerpoint and Panel Discussion

59:20 – 59:50
List of Co-Sponsors and Supporters

VIDEO THREE

00:52 – 07:27
Brooke Pickering – Cole
Local Economies Project
Hudson Valley Farm Hub

07:38 – 14:00
Jennifer Schwartz Berky
District 7 County Legislator
KingstonCitizens.org Policy and Planning

14:01 – 18:20
Callie Jayne
Citizen Action NY

18:27 – 20:21
Local Call To Action  VIEW
Rebecca Martin, KingstonCitizens.org

20:33 – 27:31
Kevin J. Smith
Woodstock Land Conservancy
“There is a pumping station proposed in the Town of Ulster, and there is a trailer park directly across the Sawkill creek fro the very site of the pumping station.  When we speak about Environmental Justice? Here we are.  The trailer park has been flooded out several times. It is my understanding that the Heritage Energy property has been flooded out several times as well. All of this is just upstream from the confluence of the Sawkill with the Lower Esopus which is something of a delta. It’s where the Sawkill comes out of the mountains and the le wins it way out of the Rondout valley and they meet….what’s also there is the Town of Ulster’s wellheads. These are the kinds of things I would encourage you to get informed about and to reach out to your public officials.”   VIEW: Local Call To Action

28:17 – 32:52
Citizen Question
“Who are the owning parties of Pilgrim Pipelines, LLC?”

33:14 – 38:42
Citizen Question
“Where is the oil being refined when it gets to where it’s going with the Pilgrim Pipelines?”

38:44 – 40:05
Citizen Question
“Can you clear up the confusion for me from the film we saw today that speaks about two different pipelines?

40:06 – 42:57
Citizen Question
“Since the oil export ban was lifted, is there any action in NYS to overstep the 1909 act that it’s in place?”

43:00 – 46:10
Citizen Question
“If this is a private corporation using pipelines for private gain, where is the public good? Noticeably absent today is Congressman Faso. How do you foresee working with him as he seems to be in the pocket of big oil?”

46:12 – 50:00
Citizen Question
“You mentioned the federal government hadn’t a role in this project because it’s an NYS issue. What would Congressman Faso’s role be then?”

50:02 – 51:11
Senator Amedore’s position on the Pilgrim Pipeline.  “Senator Amedore stands with localities as it’s his belief that they know best of the effects it has on the community and its residents. We are located at 721 Broadway in Kingston, and we always welcome feedback. We are in the information gathering stages…we are here for you.”

51:20 – 52:43
At KingstonCitizens.org, we encourage you to get deep into your community and local government. Learn the law and process there first.”  – Rebecca Martin, KingstonCitizens.org

Thank you:  Lee Kalish, Daniel Clark and Prime Print Shop; Carly Winnie, Megan Weiss-Rowe, Kyle McIntosh of the City of Kingston; our KingstonCitizens.org volunteers: Kayce Waters, Heather Schwegler, Debra Bresnan.  The Kingston News and all of our co-sponsors and supporters.

 

3 thoughts on “VIDEO AND MATERIALS: KingstonCitizens.org presents “The Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline: What Ulster County Citizens Need To Know

  1. Thank you Kingston citizens for mobilizing so much attention. We need you and the amazing work put into this toolkit for people ready to help scope this dangerous project of which there are so many facing our beautiful river!

    Here as well,is the link to Jon Bowermaster’s film that was shown yesterday. (And the rest of the series) to learn more about the other pipeline mentioned:
    The Spectra Algonquin AIM project which is much farther along and moved into the segmented Atlantic bridge of this four state atrocity including Indian Point Nuke plant as a stop in the line see http://SEnRG.org

  2. Thank you so much for a very informative presentation! I am so grateful for the live stream and the links to materials since I was unable to be there in person due to health issues. I learned a lot, and I am looking forward to helping to take action to rid the Hudson Valley (and the country) of these oil snakes and of dependence on fossil fuels in general.

  3. Dear Assemblyman Cahill,

    I appreciated your support of the cause at Kingston Citizens.Org
    this past Saturday the 28th. Unfortunately I had to leave shortly after your remarks.

    However, it is about supply, not demand.

    The Pilgrim Pipeline, “Bomb Trains” and Oil Barges on the Hudson are all to be used for the export of Bakken crude oil.

    In 2012, the United States became the world’s leader in the production of oil and methane. On December 18, 2015 Congress lifted a 40 year ban on oil exports. New pipeline construction is solely for the export of oil and gas, and in the case of Keystone XL, Canadian oil.

    If all of your constituents in the 103rd Assembly District decided to abandon their homes and live in the woods subsisting on grubs and tree bark, the fuel they saved would be sent overseas by the fossil fuel industry, where it would get a better price.

    Please stop spreading this canard. Among solar, wind, geothermal, fusion, and more, and accelerating advances in technology, there is plenty of energy available.

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