CALDWELL, NJ - On Tuesday, the Borough of Caldwell Council passed a resolution signifying the government’s support of neighboring municipalities that might be impacted by the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline.
The proposed pipeline would carry crude Bakken oil from Albany, N.Y., to the Bayway Refinery in Linden. The oil is imported from North Dakota.
As currently envisioned, the pipeline will not run through Caldwell, although several municipalities in Essex County and Morris County could be impacted. Roseland, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, East Hanover and Parsippany are but a few of the area municipalities that have also passed resolutions opposing the project.
“We believe that this is a worthy cause,” Councilman Kris Brown (R) said. Brown is the council liaison to the Caldwell Environmental Commission and is a former member of the organization.
Brown said that Assemblyman John McKeon of the 27th District had sent the Council a letter encouraging them to research the proposed project.
“In doing our research, we found that there are problems in the way [Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings] is presenting itself, with their documentation,” Brown said. “We want to support our neighbors.”