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Livingston Council Holds Meeting to Discuss Pilgrim Pipeline

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Township Council held a conference meeting on Dec. 8 to discuss the proposal by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC., which is seeking to build a petroleum pipeline that would run through Livingston as part of a development to carry refined petroleum products from New York Harbor to upstate New York.

“There is no upside to Livingston to have this running through our town,” said Councilwoman Deborah Shapiro.

“It only helps them [Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings],” said Mayor Michael Rieber.

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The project involves neighboring towns as well including Chatham Township, who have voiced opposition to the project.

“It’s not their [the towns involved] jurisdiction to approve it or not,” said Township Manager Michelle Meade. “I think they are asking legislature to take some action.”

According to Rieber, Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings has only 135 inspectors for more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline.

In addition, the Council discussed the creation of the Livingston Animal Shelter Committee.

“We are calling it the Animal Shelter Committee,” said Township Attorney Sharon Weiner. “They are going to identify the basic needs and resources of the animal shelter and make sure they are up to date and compliant, and encourage the adoption of healthy, non-aggressive animals by the general public.”

In other news, Councilman Al Anthony reported that the planning board has begun working on the 26,000 square-foot expansion of Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

“It’s moving along very well,” said Anthony.

To read some other recent TAP into articles on the Pilgrim Pipelin, click below:

Linda Stender Introduces Resolution Opposing Pilgrim Pipeline

Pilgrim Pipeline Would Impact Westfield's Property Values, Safety and Water

Clark Environmental Commission Votes in Opposition to Pilgrim Pipeline

Big Turnout For Pilgrim Pipeline Project Forum Held in Roselle

Pilgrim Pipeline Could Still Run Through Berkeley Heights, Company and Opponents Say

Pilgrim Pipeline Could Still Run Below Westfield, Company and Opponents Say

Pilgrim Pipeline Denied Access to Rights-of-Way by PSE&G

Chatham Borough Council Passes Resolution Opposing Pilgrim Pipeline; Creates Citizens Advisory Board

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