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Take Action to Stop Crude Oil Transport through New York

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The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement undermines all our clean energy progress and threatens to accelerate the expansion of crude oil transport here in New York.

Right now, there are three proposals on the table to increase oil shipment via trains and barges, and to build a crude oil pipeline through NY. All three proposals endanger our waterways, our drinking water supplies and threaten our communities with catastrophic spills and explosions.

Three bills currently in front of the NYS Legislature have the power to prevent this disastrous crude oil expansion.

Send a message today, urging Senate Majority Leader Flanagan to bring these important bills to a Senate Floor vote:

  • S.5197B would help NYS limit massive crude oil barges anchoring as floating storehouses on the Hudson River, which would endanger our riverfront communities' drinking water supplies, and wildlife habitats.
  • S.5139 would give towns the same authority that cities and villages currently have to accept or reject the construction of oil pipelines, such as the Pilgrim pipelines, within their boundaries.
  • S.1515 would require operators of oil trains, vessels and facilities to demonstrate sufficient insurance coverage in the event of a major accident, so that homeowners, businesses and taxpayers are not stuck with the costs of damage and cleanup.
The NYS Legislature will only be in session for another week, so it’s critical that you take action today!
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Bring Crude Oil Transport Bills to a Floor for a Vote!
Right now, there are proposals on the table to increase oil shipment via trains and barges, and to build a crude oil pipeline through NY. All three proposals endanger our waterways, our drinking water supplies and threaten our communities with catastrophic spills and explosions. New York State is in the direct pathway between Midwestern oil fields and East Coast refineries, taking all the risk but seeing little to no economic benefit. Three bills in the NYS Senate have the power to prevent this disastrous crude oil expansion and we are urging you to bring these bills to the floor: - S.5197B would help NYS limit massive crude oil barges anchoring as floating storehouses on the Hudson River, which would endanger our riverfront communities drinking water supplies, and wildlife habitats. - S.5139 would give towns the same authority that cities and villages currently have to accept or reject the construction of oil pipelines, such as the Pilgrim pipelines, within their boundaries. - S.1515 would require operators of oil trains, vessels and facilities to demonstrate sufficient insurance coverage in the event of a major accident, so that homeowners, businesses and taxpayers are not stuck with the costs of damage and cleanup. As a concerned NY resident, I urge you to bring these three important bills to the floor for a vote. Thank you.