Sunday, February 16, 2014

Groups to Oppose Fracked Gas and Favor Renewables at NYS Energy Plan Hearing

Say NO to Fracked Gas at the NYS Energy Plan Public Hearing in Buffalo

By New Yorkers against Fracking and Food & Water Watch 

Our supporters are encouraged to attend the public hearing in Buffalo to make a clear statement about the draft NY State Energy Plan: New York should invest in renewable energy and not include the use of fracked gas in it’s energy future.

We will hold a press conference outside the Buffalo hearing and comment at the hearing to let Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of the Energy Planning Board know that fracked gas must be rejected in New York and rejected in this energy plan in order to reach aggressive greenhouse gas emission goals and fully embrace renewable energy in the state. 

The press conference and hearing are at the University at Buffalo North Campus at 9:00 a.m. on February 25th [Map]. Carpools leaving from Burchfield Penney Parking lot (1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY) at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

For more information click here.
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A Call for Online Comments from the Public:
Whether natural gas is coming from New York State or neighboring Pennsylvania, it still contributes to climate change and perpetuates the mining and burning of dirty fossil fuels long into the future. Instead of increasing our reliance on natural gas, we should be planning for greater investment in clean, renewable energies such as solar, wind and geothermal. Join us in asking for a safer, cleaner energy future by commenting on the plan today.
 For more information, click here.
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Please Note: Public Comment period extended through April  30, 2014

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