Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day Lobby Day in Albany

The 23rd Annual Earth Day Lobby Day will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at the State Capitol in Albany, New York. 

Hundreds of citizens from every corner of New York State will meet with their state lawmakers and show their support for the environment. This year's Earth Day Lobby Day will focus on critically important environmental issues such as expanding solar energy, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, keeping toxic chemicals out of children’s products, and protecting New York from the dangers of hydrofracking.

Specifically we will be lobbying on the following environmental “Super Bills”:
  • Fracking Moratorium and Health Impacts Assessment: A5424A/S4236A
  • Climate Protection Act: A6327, S735
  • New York Solar Bill: A5060/S2522
  • Child Safe Products Act: A6328/S4614
This year, for the first time ever, the environmental community will also join together in calling for Campaign Finance Reform as a key plank in our legislative platform. Too often, good environmental bills are blocked in the state legislature because of big spending by special interests. Reform of Albany's "pay to play" system is needed and long-overdue.

Earth Day Lobby Day 2013 is being sponsored by Adirondack Council, Adirondack Mountain Club, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Citizen Action of New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Clean and Healthy New York, Environmental Advocates of New York, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Interfaith Power and Light, New York League of Conservation Voters, New York Public Interest Research Group, Open Space Institute/Alliance for NYS Parks, Parks & Trails New York, Protect the Adirondacks, Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Vote Solar Initiative, and other organizations.

The day’s events will last from 9:30 to 3:00. The morning program will take place in Hearing Room C of the Legislative Office Building. You must be registered to participate in afternoon lobbying activities.

 If you have any questions, please contact Diana Pedi at

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