• 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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  • Activists Push Back Against Trump’s Proposed EPA cuts

    Reposted from Forrest Miller, Legislative Gazette, June 28, 2017. A statewide coalition comprised of more than 110 environmental groups launched a last-ditch effort to convince lawmakers to reject President Trump’s proposed EPA budget. The “Save The EPA Campaign” cites President Trump’s proposed 31 percent EPA cut as its main concern, saying that such a cut […]

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  • Atlantic Chapter Calls for ExCom Nominations

    The Atlantic Chapter Executive Committee (ExCom) sets Sierra Club conservation policy in New York State and administers the Chapter. The Chapter ExCom meets in person four times a year and has conference calls several times a year. Some ExCom members are chosen by their local Groups. Others, the nine at-large delegates, are elected by the […]

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  • Watch Clips from our 2017 Sustainability Series Speakers

    Watch clips from April’s Sustainability Series speakers. Talks were themed around “A New Cultural Ethic For Our Planet, Looking To The Future:  Climate and Population Pressures on Humans And The Environment.” Teen Ethic: Alex Loznak, Plaintiff in Juliana vs US:  Youth Challenge the US government for protection from Climate Change Wildlife Ethic: Liz Bennett, Vice President, Species […]

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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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  • Renewable Energy Initiatives in New York City

    by Lisa DiCaprio, NYC Group Conservation Chair   Initiatives by the NYC City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio illustrate how various sites can transition from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy. The NYC People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit, held in NYC in September 2014, inspired a City Council resolution in support […]

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  • Tesla and Panasonic reveal range of discreet solar panels

    Recently, Tesla and collaborator Panasonic unveiled a line of new solar panels that can fit neatly onto existing roofs, rather than requiring users to replace roof tiles. The line comes as part of Tesla’s recent deal with Panasonic to create solar cells at its ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Buffalo, New York. According to Electrek, Panasonic will create the panels for Tesla’s […]

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  • Victory for Climate Change Action at ExxonMobil

    At ExxonMobil’s recent annual meeting, 62% of investors voted to require the energy giant to analyze and disclose climate change risks it faces, mirroring similar votes at Occidental Petroleum and PPL Corporation. These votes make clear that investors realize that climate change is a huge concern for energy companies, and in a historic shift they are now demanding […]

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