Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere


SNYFGP Meeting Jan 27 Pilgram Graphic-1

If a house were on fire, would you add more gasoline and oil to put the fire out?  Likewise, should we be extracting and burning fossil fuels in this time of the planet being “cooked” by greenhouse gases?

Nonetheless, there is a proposal to send two pipelines filled with fracked Bakken gasoline and oil up, down and across the Hudson River affecting Albany, East Greenbush and Rensselaer, NY. This is not only dangerous, it’s counter productive.

Did you know that?

  • Two parallel fracked oil pipelines are proposed to run from Albany-Rensselaer, NY for 178 miles to Linden, New Jersey. Two proposed Hudson River crossings would occur at the Port of Albany, NY to the Port of Rensselaer, NY and a second from  East Greenbush, NY to Glenmont, NY.
  • Any spill would be washed up and down with the river tides, along the entire Albany and Rensselaer waterfronts, affecting shore front parks, businesses, and recreational facilities.
  • Rensselaer, East Greenbush, Bethlehem and Albany NY, as well as many other communities, along the Hudson River have passed strong resolutions against this massive project.
  • Come to an organizational meeting on on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6: 30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush (Corner of Hays Road, next to Goff Middle School) to learn about these proposed pipelines. Help us plan to stop this dangerous project. The meeting is sponsored by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline.
  • Stephen Shafer of Citizens Against Pilgrim Pipelines (CAPP) will lead of team of knowledgeable activists in explaining the proposal and what we can do to organize to stop it.
    The action items being considered are: designating the city of Rensselaer as an Environmental Justice Community, and a meeting with Senator Marchione and other county, state and US officials. Any other suggestions will be welcome

Please join us at our open community event and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your neighborhood before it’s too late to stop this proposed project. Contact Ruth Foster, Board member of SNYFGP, at: or call 518-588-0187.


  • Mike

    If you were freezing, would you elect to freeze to death or turn the heat on or up? How come people do not complain about the oil that has been imported for the last75 years? Would you solely depend on the sun to heat or cool your home even though there is not enough technology to make it feasible or economically feasible?

  • The choice is not a matter of freezing or turning the heat up.
    As a matter of fact, some of us do depend on the sun for heat, with a small amount of biomass for backup.
    We have lots of choices for heat that cost less than oil. Heat pumps are probably the most popular. People power them with solar and battery backup. They do require alternate heat sources, but this can be done without resorting to fossil fuels.
    The lowest cost sources of power we have are wind and solar, which beat oil, gas, and nuclear. Solar and battery backup beat oil, nuclear, and coal.
    We have all the technology we need to get off fossil fuels. That even includes for flying jet aircraft. The US Navy developed a system for synthesizing aviation fuel at sea, and estimates that it would cost $1 per gallon to make it on shore using wind power.

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