Category Archives: Legislation

Petition for Renewable Energy in New York State

Let’s switch to Renewable Energy This summer is a good reminder why we have to stop using fossil fuels and switch to clean, renewable energy. The Sierra Club Niagara Group is promoting a policy that will level the playing field … Continue reading

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Executive Committee Meeting – Tues, March 27th 7pm

Our next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm in Duns Scotus Hall on the Daemen College Campus, Room 248. We will be giving updates on several items: the recent Sierra Club Energy Committee white paper … Continue reading

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Buffalo and Niagara Falls pass resolution to ban Hydrofracking in New York State!

Amidst reports that New York State might green light hydraulic fracturing this year, the Buffalo Common Council passed a resolution on March 6th to support S4220 and A7218, bills that would prohibit fracking and wastewater treatment in New York. The … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Energy Committee publishes white paper on Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Policy

This month, Buffalo Clean Energy published a white paper on Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Policy for the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Energy Committee: “CLEAN-FIT programs: Clean Local Energy Accessible Now – Feed in Tariff”. An excerpt from the Executive … Continue reading

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Talk: Economic Myths of Fracking – Sunday, Feb. 26th, 4-5:30pm

Food and Water Watch, Sierra Club Niagara Group and WNY Drilling Defense are sponsoring a Presentation by Chris Burger on the “Economics Myths of Fracking”: What is this contest between the economic development of fracking and the environment? Learn about … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracking Presentation by Niagara Group – Tues. Nov 29, 7pm

The Sierra Club Niagara Group is giving an informational presentation on Hydro-Fracking on Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 7pm: “FRACKING” What is it? How is it different from gas drilling in Grandpa’s day? Why should you care? What can you do … Continue reading

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Hydrofracking coming to New York State — Take Action Now!

Earlier this month, July 2011, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed regulations to permit hydrofracking and horizontal drilling on our state. Despite the industry’s claims that the process is safe for public health and the environment, the proposed … Continue reading

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All Day Anti-Fracking Event: Speakers, Films and Music – Sat. June 25, Ithaca College

The farmers turned film-makers Jeff and Jodi Andrysick from Stuben County go into debt to sponsor Anti-Frack Event What: EPIC No Frack Event Free Admission, Open to the Public; Donations Welcome When: All day Saturday, June 25, 8:00 AM to … Continue reading

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Hydrofracking Moratorium Extension in NY State Assembly — Please Contact your State Senator!

Currently a moratorium imposed by former New York Governor Patterson prevents the new horizontal drilling technique from being used, pending development of regulations by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. The national Sierra Club states that it will only support … Continue reading

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Recent Pro-Hydrofracking Advertisements

You have probably seen or heard advertisements for a “clean” natural gas recently. An industrial boom in the drilling of natural gas has been brought about over the past several years using a new industrial technology developed by Halliburton and … Continue reading

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