New Paltz Times: Pilgrim Pipeline opponents say landowners denying access are baseline of defense

At a public forum held on SUNY New Paltz campus, opponents of the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines discuss strategies of defense. 

Read the full article originally published in the New Paltz Times.

Speaking at a public forum on the pipeline project held on Monday, November 17 at the Lecture Center on the SUNY New Paltz campus, Metzger, in her capacity as an organizer for the group Citizens for Local Power, said that complaints from Rosendale residents about threatening letters from the energy company were the spark that ignited that town’s decision the previous week to pass New York State’s first municipal resolution opposing construction of the pipeline.
Back in July, said Metzger, “We heard from a very upset resident who got a letter from Pilgrim Pipeline, written in such a way as to suggest that residents didn’t have a choice” about allowing the company’s surveyors to trespass on their properties. “Those who refused access got threatened with legal action.”