• City Council Elections Tuesday

    This Tuesday, the NYC City Council holds their elections. Poll locations are located (click here). The Sierra Club is endorsing the following candidates. (((Click Here))).

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  • 9 Northeast States Agree To Accelerate Emission Reductions

    WBUR is reporting that the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative consortium has settled on a proposed update to the cap-and-trade program that would call for a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from the region’s power plants by 2030. The proposed changes would set a regional cap of 75,147,784 tons of carbon dioxide emissions in […]

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  • Governor Cuomo Pull The Plug on CPV: Reject the 401 Water Permit

    The CPV Valley Power plant is a massive 650 Megawatt fracked-gas power plant that is under construction right now in Orange County, New York by Competitive Power Ventures and Global Infrastructure Partners, a joint venture of Credit Suisse and General Electric. Please click here to sign a petition. The plant would be one of the […]

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  • 2017 NYC City Council Endorsements

    The Sierra Club has announced their initial lists of candidates for NYC City Council.  Please follow this link to see our endorsements.

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  • Westchester County’s Airport Plan Hits Turbulence

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s plan to make the county millions of dollars by Privatizing the airport has hit some turbulence. Mr. Astorino’s efforts have run into opposition from some residents who say the plan gives a new operator an incentive to maximize profits, which could lead to […]

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  • Ireland joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in banning fracking

    The Irish Times is reporting that hydraulic fracturing is set to be banned in Ireland after the Seanad passed legislation on Wednesday outlawing the practice. The House supported a Private Members’ Bill originally introduced in the Dáil by Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill […]

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  • Bucking Trump, Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

    Despite President Trump’s shocking withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, the New York Times is reporting that many cities, states and companies are pledging to honor the accord. The currently unnamed group — which, so far, includes 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses — is negotiating with the United […]

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  • ‘Shocking’ Levels of PCB Chemicals in UK Killer Whale Lulu

    The BBC is reporting that a killer whale, called Lulu, was found dead on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland last year after becoming entangled in fishing lines. But tests now reveal her body contained among the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, ever recorded.

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  • Block Island Now Powered by Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

    Lorraine Chow of Ecowatch is reporting that Block Island, the smallest town in the country’s smallest state, is now powered by Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind, the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

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  • Huge Crowds Attend March for Science in NYC, Worldwide

    Newsday is reporting that Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies marched through Manhattan Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s approach to science, including his job picks for top regulatory posts and proposed funding cuts to research and enforcement. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 600 locations […]

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