Occhipinti event joined by Councilwoman Terry Castellano on gas pipeline concern
Occhipinti for Council announces:
Occhipinti to host ‘No Gas Pipeline’ discussion, Q&A
Hoboken 4th Ward City Council candidate Tim Occhipinti will host a very important community meeting to discuss an issue that has been ignored in Hoboken.
On Thursday October 14th, 7 p.m. at 56 Monroe Street, Dale Hardman, of the group “No Gas Pipeline,” will speak about the dangers posed by a proposed gas pipeline that would run through residential areas right at Hoboken’s southern city line.
Spectra Energy, a Texas-based gas company, is proposing a major natural gas pipeline expansion that will run through the heart of Hudson County, but will serve only New York City. Natural gas pipelines are prone to high-risk leaks that are released as either fine mists or toxic spray. Most dangerously, they can result in explosions and fires that can do significant damage to property and life.
“We saw an example of these risks last month in San Bruno, California, where a natural gas pipeline exploded, destroying an entire neighborhood, killing 8 people and injuring many others,” said Occhipinti. “Most Hoboken residents are unaware of the plans for a natural gas pipeline in our area, but our neighbors in Jersey City have organized to form a group called No Gas Pipeline (nogaspipeline.org). They have been raising awareness about the dangers of the pipeline, and we must join their effort. This is an important issue that deserves our immediate attention.”
Joining Occhipinti will be 1st Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano and other members of “No Gas Pipeline.” Hardman will make a presentation on the proposed route of the pipeline and what residents can expect if it is built, followed by a question and answer session. “I urge all residents to join us,” said Occhipinti. “Together we can stop this pipeline, which poses great risks and provides no benefits to Hoboken.”
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a kids’ activity room will be provided. For more information: 201.850.1886