Chatham Citizens sponsoring fundraiser for the N.J. environmental study on July 14

From our coalition members at Chatham Citizens Opposing the Oil Pipeline:

Our grass roots group, Chatham Citizens Opposing the Oil Pipeline, has been working for many months to oppose Pilgrim Pipeline’s plan to build two massive oil pipelines directly through the Chathams. The proposal threatens our water safety, peace of mind, and home values, because oil pipelines are documented to leak hazardous chemicals with shocking frequency.

We are now at a crucial moment when everyone in Chatham can do something to help. Join us at the wonderful new Twin Elephant Brewing Company on Watchung Avenue on Thursday, July 14, from 7-9 p.m.!

The event is a fundraiser, and here’s why: A top-notch environmental consulting firm, Princeton Hydro, has agreed to conduct an independent environmental review of the oil pipeline. But Princeton Hydro’s engineers don’t work for free. We need to raise an additional $15,000 to pay for the $30,000 work.

This review is absolutely vital to assure that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has unbiased information—not relying only on that supplied by Pilgrim—to guide its decision-making on pipeline approval or rejection.

The Twin Elephant fundraiser is a spirited way to protect our town in the company of friends! In fact, the craft beer brewer gets its water from Chatham’s Buried Valley Aquifer, the very one that must be protected from Pilgrim’s dangerous plan.

Admission on July 14th is $40, which includes a taster flight of Twin Elephant’s beer, a pint, and light hors d’oeuvres. We hope that residents will consider additional donations to fund this crucial study.

If you’d like more information, please email or phone (917) 596-7807.

We urge you to join us at this critical moment in a cause that is vital to our water supply and our town!

Executive Committee, Chatham Citizens Opposing the Oil Pipeline

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