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Riverkeeper to discuss Crude Oil Transportation in the Hudson Valley Thursday, 4/2, 5:30-7pm - Aula

Kingston derailment Photo Chad Gomes

Known as a ‘virtual pipeline,’ up to 5 billion gallons of crude oil are transported through the Hudson Valley annually by train, barge and ship. Current proposals could expand transport of crude oil locally by as much as an 3.8 million gallons annually. Riverkeeper Fellow Jeremy Cherson will discuss how the Hudson Valley has come to be a hub for crude oil development nationally and how our communities and natural resources could be impacted.

Join the Casperkill Watershed Alliance, Vassar Sustainability, and Riverkeeper for this informative discussion on Thursday, April 2, 5:30 to 7pm in the Aula of Ely Hall.

This is the first event in a month long series on campus, celebrating our regional water resources, community, and Earth Day.

Learn more at www.riverkeeper.org/

Learn more about Vassar Sustainability at sustainability.vassar.edu

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