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Pilgrim Pipeline's Impact on Water Presentation, Princeton Hydro

  • Chatham Library 214 Main St Chatham Township, NJ 07928 (map)

We hope you can join us to get an update and learn about the next steps we are taking to stop Pilgrim Pipeline on Tuesday, June 13th! The Pilgrim Pipeline puts our water at risk by cutting through the Highlands region and threatening the water supply for over 3 million people. We are coming together for a town hall to discuss our work with water expert Mark Gallagher of Princeton Hydro to identify the pipeline’s impact to multiple waterbodies it plans to cross. We will use this data to fight any DEP permits, including the Water Quality Certificate, which stopped the Constitution Pipeline in New York. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club will be speaking at the event.

The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm at the Chatham Library on 214 Main St, Chatham Township, NJ 07928. We will meet at the Lundt Meeting Room on the lower level of the library.

Pilgrim Pipeline would carry 200,000 barrels of the most flammable crude Bakken oil each day between Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey. A spill or explosion would be a threaten communities along the route and is a huge public safety threat. However, Bakken crude is transported, it is a disaster waiting to happen. The Pilgrim Pipeline will actually increase Bakken oil being transported on train and barge through our communities. This pipeline would also lead to more air pollution, increase fracking, and further our impact on climate change. 

The New Jersey Sierra Club and the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline has worked with independent water experts at Princeton Hydro to conduct an environmental analysis of Pilgrim’s impacts to water quality in an effort to fight various NJDEP permits required for approval. The company has yet to file applications for permits in New Jersey, but these findings will help us be prepared when and if they do.

Please encourage your Mayors, Council Members, Environmental Commissioners, or any other town representatives to join us. To learn more about Pilgrim Pipeline and the proposed route please visit:

To RSVP please contact Toni Granato at

Look forward to see you there,

New Jersey Sierra Club