Saturday, September 19, 2009

Clean Air Coalition of WNY

Message from the Clean Air Coalition (CAC) of Western NY
It's been a busy end-of-the-summer here at CAC and we want to share a few very exciting updates. We're gearing up for an action packed fall and I hope you will be able to join us as we continue this important fight! 

Our member meeting is Monday, September 28th!  Join us at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center at 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive at 7 pm for our monthly member meeting.  We have important updates from the DEC and EPA, will prepare for the upcoming rally and get our committees working!  Newcomers and kids are welcome.

We've hired a new director!
In August our board hired Erin Heaney, a Buffalo native with lots of organizing experience, the Coalition's next Executive Director. She's already been featured in Artvoice and the Tonawanda Bee.  We're excited to have her on board.

We've launched a new website!
Check us out here.  The new site has lots of educational materials, ideas for how to take action and links to all the press we've received.  You can also sign up to become an official member.   We've also joined the world of facebook and twitter (cleanairwny) - follow us!

We're rallying outside Tonawanda Coke!
J.D.Crane, owner of Tonawanda Coke, continues to ignore us and has not come up with a plan for benzene reduction.  On October 7th at 5:30, we're going to him.  Clean Air Coalition members and supporters are coming together outside the plant to rally.  If you would like to be part of the rally, please give us a heads up by emailing with your contact information so we can get you all the details.

Hope to see each and every one of you soon!

[Note from David: Check out this incredible satellite map photo of the dirty Tonawanda Coke Plant! ]

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