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PLEASE COME!! PRESS EVENT

In support of Marc Panepinto, endorsed candidate of the Sierra Club for the Senate 60th District.
Thursday, October 30 at 2:00 at Entrance to Woodlawn Beach

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISTS DEMAND FUNDING TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROTECT PUBLIC ACCESS TO WATERFRONTS

Buffalo, NY – At Woodlawn Beach, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club will join local activists and Democratic Candidate for State Senate Marc Panepinto to call for the protection of the Western New York watershed and water quality.

PLEASE COME!! PRESS EVENT In support of Marc Panepinto, endorsed candidate of the Sierra Club for the Senate 60th  District.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Thursday, October 30 at 2:00 Entrance to Woodlawn Beach<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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KEEP BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR PUBLIC!!!  SIGN THE PETITION!

The Sierra Club Niagara Group is working with the Western New York Environmental Alliance, the Friends of Time’s Beach, Riverkeeper and Park for the 21st Century for a Green Outer Harbor without Condos. Please consider signing their petitions below and ASK ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS TO DO LIKEWISE. www.change.org/p/preserve-the-buffalo-outer-harbor and  http://www.growwny.org/oh/petition/


VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4!!

SIERRA CLUB ENDORSEMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE:  

MARC PANEPINTO, TIM KENNEDY AND SEAN RYAN

The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter has endorsed three candidates for elected offices in Western New York:  Sean Ryan for Assembly in the 35th District, Tim Kennedy for 63rd Senate District  and Marc Panepinto for 60th Senate District.  Each of these candidates completed our questionnaire and are in support of our efforts for clean, renewable energy, just transition programs, and address climate change in NYS, expanded support for the  NYS Environmental Protection Fund, protection of the Great Lakes, and safeguarding NYS residents from toxic chemicals.


Sierra Club Voting

Don’t forget to vote for own Sierra Club Niagara Group Executive Committee:  Check out the Trailblazer, our regional paper that you recently received, for your ballot and instructions. All members of the Sierra Club Niagara Group are eligible to vote.  If you have not received your copy or can’t find it, go here to print a copy and for information on candidates.

And…the Atlantic Chapter ballot for Executive Committee is in the  Sierra Atlantic that you should have just received in the mail, mark your ballot and return by mail before Dec. 15, 2014.  We encourage you to vote for upstate people to keep our issues on the table, especially Robert Ciesielski who lives in the Buffalo Area.


Tell the DEC to End the National Fuel Gas Storage Lease in Allegany State Park to Protect its Old Growth Forest

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The 2014 Open Space Plan for New York State Parks is open for comment until December 17.

Please consider commenting on the plan requesting that it contain a strong recommendation to end the National Fuel Gas Lease on 9000 acres of Allegany State Park.

This Gas storage lease in the heart of the park which contains much of Allegany’s old growth forest. National Fuel has advertised its intention to expand the facility.

This park’s wild forest should provide  recreation and animal habitat and not be dominated by industry.

The map below of Allegany State Park shows the extent of the National Fuel Gas Storage lease in Allegany State Park and the Old Growth forest is controls.

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Details of the plan are at: 2014 Draft Plan (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Detailed information on commenting is at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/98770.html


THANKS TO ALL OUR MARCHERS FOR JOINING US FOR AN AMAZING DAY OF CALLING FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE!

THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SEPTEMBER 21 IN NYC! 

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We marched for climate justice, economic justice, social justice and peace!

UB students march to combat global climate change

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Article in UB Reporter

In September, world leaders are gathering in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. The UN Secretary General is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we took a stand to bend the course of history. We took to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach:  a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.


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When it comes to Climate Change, why do we do so little when we know so much?

 Disruption lays bare the science, the shattered political process, the industry special interests and the civic paralysis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and scientists say that we are the last generation that can do something about it.

The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the People’s Climate March, which was the largest climate rally in the history of the planet.


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