Welcome New Members and all interested in joining us!! In these troubled times our work to PROTECT is more important than ever. Here in Western NY our group of hard working volunteers would love to have you on board! Much of the work we have been engaged in can be seen by browsing through our website.
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NORTHERN ACCESS PIPELINE
NYSDEC denied the necessary 401 Water Certification based on the serious environmental impact.
NYSDEC ruled on time in April 2017 but now FERC and National Fuel are back at it, attempting to plow ahead across 192 WNY waterways. We will continue to oppose this and uphold NYSDEC’s decision and NY’s right to protect our waterways.
Lighthouse Wind Project
The Sierra Club strongly endorses wind energy as one of the forms of renewable generation that will be required to move us off fossil fuels. Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter which covers NY State, has endorsed the Lighthouse Wind Project.
The decision to endorse this project was made following the announcement of the site plan for Lighthouse Wind in Niagara and Orleans Counties, and attendance at a public meeting that explained the site selection, setbacks from homes, roads and the school within the project area, and the extensive and careful studies of wildlife and habitat protection.
Chapter Chair Kathryn Bartholomew states, “Renewable energy projects like Lighthouse Wind are key in ensuring we not only meet New York’s climate goals but also, a just and equitable transition to 100 percent clean, renewable economy. Sierra Club looks forward to working with Apex and local communities to ensure this and other projects across the state are built to meet the strong environmental safeguards, fair labor standards, and prioritize local, community hiring.”
For more information on wind visit our: Wind Energy page
West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility Clean-Up
After nearly 40 years of deliberation, the Department of Energy (DOE) will be making its final decision as to what to do with the Nuclear Waste at the West Valley Site.
Find More Information About West Valley Clean-Up Here including suggested talking points if you would like help with writing your comments
There is also information here at Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Let’s Make Electric Buses Happen for Western NY!
Zero Emission Electric Buses by 2019
Thanks everyone for your help!
PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH WASHINGTON, DC
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we were in the streets of Washington D.C. to showing the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.