Tell Mahwah Officials: No Oil Pipelines!

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 7:30pm


CAPP Mahwah MapTell Mahwah Officials: No Oil Pipelines!

What: Mahwah Planning Board Meeting
Where: Mahwah Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive
When: Monday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m.

The Mahwah Township Planning Board is holding a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 23, to discuss the Pilgrim Pipeline proposal. It is critical that residents attend the hearing to show strong opposition to this extreme energy pipeline proposal. In addition to endangering the local water supply, construction would a) cause trail closures and b) undo months or years of remediation and revegetation. This is a severe negative impact on local trail enthusiasts.

Background: Pilgrim Pipeline Company is proposing to build a new bi- directional pipeline to transport 400,000 barrels of oil and refined petroleum products a day between Albany, N.Y., and Linden, N.J. The proposed route would traverse 30 New Jersey municipalities and cut across several major drinking water rivers and EPA-designated sole source aquifers.

The sole source aquifer in Mahwah, plus 16 streams and the Ramapo River, are at risk. Tell the Mahwah Planning Board and the Town Council that you expect them to be proactive in finding ways to protect our natural resources. This oil pipeline brings no benefits to Mahwah Township or to our residents–only risks to our water, property values, and health. The burden of cleaning a polluted aquifer and treating polluted water supplies would be on us, the tax payers.

We voted for open space land, not more pipelines putting us and our children at risk for 30+ years. Ramapo Reserve is our largest open space land left in Bergen County. What do you want the Ramapo Reserve used for? What did you vote for?

For more information, visit the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline website.

Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline