Some NY Vulnerabilities

We are watching some serious issues that effect our immediate area and there are ways to make change…



Check out this incredible list of some of the grassroots organizations in NY, mobilizing around the protection our land, waters and people from the recent upsurge in Fossil Fuel Infrastructure buildout, as our region becomes a storage and transport hub for Bakken Crude and Fracked Methane. We may have “Banned” certain types of Fracking in NY, we have not stopped enabling the exponential growth of infrastructure buildout for a dying industry. We must turn to renewable energy with immediacy. 


Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 9.44.37 PMALGONQUIN (AKA AIM PIPELINE)

Emergency Call to Action! Please call Governor Cuomo and tell him to demand action to STOP the  AIM pipeline now! Please keep calling 518-474-8390

Emergency Call to Action!

Please keep calling these public officials!
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer: 212-486-4430
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:212-688-6262
U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey: 914-428-1707 U.S.
Congressman Eliot Engel: 718-796-9700
U.S. Congressman Sean Maloney: 845-561-1259
Governor Andrew Cuomo: 518-474-8390
Tell them: Stand with millions of New Yorkers by speaking out publicly and to President Obama for emergency action to halt construction of the dangerous AIM pipeline now. Spectra’s construction has not ceased. Demand that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rescind its approval of the AIM pipeline project and stop AIM pipeline construction immediately.

Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer continue to remain silent about the dangerous high pressure AIM gas pipeline under construction only 105 feet from critical structures at the nuclear plant, posing an unacceptable risk to millions of people even if the nuclear plant is closed. Safety experts urgently warn that a pipeline rupture at Indian Point poses a serious threat to more than 20 million residents within a 50 mile radius in the NY tri-state region. More details here: https://sape2016.org


PILGRIM PIPELINE

  • Two parallel pipelines, 178 miles each, Crossing 5 N.J counties, 6 N.Y counties, 30 N.J. towns, 25 N.Y. municipalities, & environmentally fragile areas/sources for water.  See the maps here.
  • Bakken shale oil would be sent south; refined products (including kerosene) would be sent north.
  • Much of route would use existing utility or highway rights-of-way, but additional tracts required.
  • November 18, 2015 updatePilgrim has filed for permits in New York.  You can see their NY filing documents here.  See our press release in response here.

Sign the Petition by clicking the image below:


DECOMMISSION INDIAN POINT POWER PLANT #ShutItDown

After the fire in unit 3 (not on the nuclear side) on Mother’s Day Morning, 2015, citizens and a few elected officials are particularly concerned. While, there has long been a strong citizen call for the closing of Indian Point, more people are beginning to recognize the absurdity of laying a new high pressure gas pipeline 105 feet from the facility. This recognition is important because we need more people to step up and raise awareness about this pipeline and the dangers the project carries with it.


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Do New Yorkers want to experience anything like the methane leak in Southern California? 

We Are Seneca Lake This is one of the most comprehensive efforts working to protect the region from a devastating plan for millions of gallons of high pressure fracked gas storage beneath Seneca Lake in crumbling abandoned salt mines. Learn more on their site.  There is not only information on all aspects of the issue, but this group is very focused on educating those who want to work with them on this project. We applaud them, because when you are working toward a goal such as this one, it is best to know your stuff, and be part of a unified front. One of the most important things we can do to help change the vulnerable state of our collective commons is to educate ourselves and each other.

We Are Seneca Lake‘s Facebook page is a great way to see what is happening in real time.


 

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