The following government entities along the pipeline route have not yet passed resolutions opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline. Is your town or county on the list? Then why not take this opportunity to contact your local legislators to encourage them to join with their neighbors and speak out in opposition to the pipeline? Resolutions passed by other towns/counties can be used as models; see a list of resolutions here.
Tips on contacting your legislators:
- Make a phone call, send a letter or email (some links available in the list above), and/or visit their legislative office.
- Attend a council/board/Freeholder meeting and offer remarks in the public comment section.
- Try to get friends/neighbors to do the same.
- Describe why you believe that siting an oil pipeline through your community is not a good idea — risk to the water supply, no local benefit, damage to the environment, etc. Standing with your neighboring towns/counties is the right thing to do because this is a regional issue.
- You can borrow some ‘talking points’ from this sample letter to state legislators and from our Pilgrim FAQs list.
Is your town on this list in error? Submit a comment below, and we’ll update the list.