ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Pilgrim Pipeline LLC has proposed a new oil pipeline to connect from Albany, N.Y. to Linden and Port Reading, N.J. There will be an information forum to learn more about the Pilgrim Pipeline project, where the oil is coming from and going to and the risks of pipelines, and what you need to know.
The forum will take place on, Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Heard A.M.E. Church, 310 East 8th Ave., Roselle.
Some believe that this pipeline construction could have potential effects on the environment and public health and safety, passing through Highlands and open spaces and densely populated communities.
The pipeline will carry North Dakotan Bakken shale oil which is produced through fracking. The proposed pipeline route carrying this particular fuel is expected to cross through communities in Morris, Somerset, Union and Middlesex counties before ending in Linden and Port Reading.
Sources close to TAPinto for Roselle and Roselle Park say that the pipeline maps are in flux, but from direct conversation with Pilgrim's Right of Way agent, they are surveying along the SIRR rail bed, which does go through Roselle, Roselle Park, Cranford, Kenilworth, and other nearby communities.
The people in many other towns have already protested this pipeline running through their communities and those towns have already passed resolutions opposing this pipeline. Here is a partial list of those towns.
NJ Municipal Resolutions Opposing the Project:
◦ Kinnelon [resolution to be posted soon]
◦ Pequannock [resolution to be posted soon]
The forum will be hosted by the Roselle Area Branch of the NAACP, NJ State Conference of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee, & Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline.