Environment

Local Actions

Pilgrim Pipelines

The proposed Pilgrim Pipeline project includes two 170-mile-long pipelines between Albany, NY and Linden, NJ that if built, will carry fracked Bakken shale oil south and refined products (including kerosene) north. The building of these pipelines will have a major impact on the local environment, public health, and property values, and will establish reliance on fossil fuel and oil infrastructure for the foreseeable future.

How do we stop the pipelines from being built?

  • Call Governor Cuomo EVERY MONDAY (and invite your friends to do so as well!) to express your opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines. Please use this number so the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline (CAPP) can count your calls: 866-846-4075.
  • Write letters to the editor of your local newspapers to express your opposition to the building of the Pilgrim Pipelines. Contact U-Act for a comprehensive Hudson Valley media list. · Contact your legislative representatives in the NY State Assembly and NY State Senate asking them to oppose the pipelines.

State Actions

Burning fossil fuels has not only polluted our surrounding environment for decades, it’s rapidly changing the climate as well. New York’s State Energy Plan aims to integrate regulatory reform into our power grid by achieving the following energy goals, which will help ensure NY pulls its weight in the fight against climate change despite the Trump Administration’s pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement:

  • 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels
  • 50% electric generation from renewable energy resources by 2030
  • 600 trillion Btu increase in statewide energy efficiency.

Do your part in helping NY achieve its energy goals by checking out opportunities to go solar with the Solarize NY campaign and check here to see if your community has become a Climate Smart Community! Ensure Governor Cuomo stays on track with this plan by keeping up to date with fossil fuel infrastructure projects like Pilgrim Pipelines and the proposed CPV plant in Wawayanda.

National Actions

The Trump Administration is working on dismantling the EPA by slashing its budget, removing environmental protections, and eliminating scientific and factual information sources from the Agency’s website that don’t align with the Administration’s agenda. Please make regular calls to your Congressional representative highlighting the necessity of EPA programs and policies.