The backdrop to this tension is Millennium’s impending drilling on a crossing of the Neversink River, less than a mile from a bald eagle’s nest, as part of its Eastern System Upgrade project.
Cleanup is still ongoing. So far, more than 50 large dump trucks full of soil have been removed with more to come.
“That’s a red flag for a company that has an extensive network across the country and is building even more pipelines as we speak in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and other states.”
Hundreds of locals have reported health issues including difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting from the smell of fuel and black smoke.
Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the pipeline.
"In our opposition to Kinder Morgan, we are many people paddling in the same direction."
This revelation comes from emails and documents obtained by the Western Values Project through the Freedom of Information Act.
Koch Industries has a business interest in both pipelines, though their approval has not been something its funded network has widely discussed.
“Good laws already exist to protect property without this chilling impact on free speech.”