Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper will present Crude Oil in Newburgh: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks, an informational meeting for the public at the Newburgh Free Library on Monday, May 5, from 6:00-8:00pm.
From the event invite:
”Bomb trains” —that’s the name given to mile-long trains filled with explosive crude oil traveling each day through our neighborhoods, past our waterfronts and beside irreplaceable drinking water resources. Along a U.S.-Canadian “virtual pipeline” of trains, barges and ships, repeated accidents have delivered overwhelming environmental damage, brutal economic losses—and tragically, the deaths of dozens of people.
Representatives from the two Hudson Valley based environmental organizations will discuss the rise in volatile crude oil transportation through the region, and the specific risks facing Orange County as well as neighboring communities, including the proposed expansion of Global Partners’ Hudson River oil terminal in New Windsor.
Newburgh Free Library
- 124 Grand St
Newburgh, NY 12550