More pipelines lock us into more fracking! Get the basics here!

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Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forum
at the Harry Bennett Branch Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford
Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by CT Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and 350CT.org

There are numerous pipeline expansion plans currently undergoing approval at the federal and state level, yet many Connecticut residents are unaware of the costs associated with these projects. 
Please attend our forum if you want answers to the following questions:
1. How will pipeline expansions affect my town & neighborhood?
2. How will the cost of these new projects affect my energy bill?
3. Is methane, or fracked, natural gas, really a bridge fuel?
4. What are the health and safety impacts for local residents?
5. What is the effect on the environment of piping fracked gas under rivers, through wetlands, and across sensitive ecosystems?
6. How does leaked methane impact climate change?
7. More gas = more fracking = more toxic, radioactive fracking waste. What does this mean for CT?

There is significant concern about the effects of these construction projects on the economy, environment, health and safety of the citizens of Connecticut, and development of low carbon, renewable energy alternatives.

This event is free and open to the public.
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Sign the petition against the AIM pipeline expansion through CT!

Stop Algonquin Pipeline Expansion through Connecticut!

You can also sign this petition against all the fracked gas pipelines going through New England. Our Senators have to hear from you....you would think they would know better but....here's the petition.
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Who will stand up and say NO to the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all? T
http://content.sierraclub.org/beyondoil/keystone-xl?utm_source=sierraclub&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=beyondoil&utm_content=20150304_vetooverride
ell President Obama to reject the XL pipeline for good....the good of us all!
(click on the picture to see the video and send the message!)

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The Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Grassroots Legislative Network
The 2015 state legislative session began in January. We are forming a grassroots legislative network to advance state legislation. If you are interested in attending public hearings, taking action on bills, or calling and writing your legislators, please contact Laurie Julian here.
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Connecticut Sierra Club Takes on Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
  Click here for details  See also: http://gmofreect.org/   Link to online version of 
CONCERNS WITH GMOs - WHAT IS THE SCIENCE?
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3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Saturday, April 11th 7 to 9:30 PM  
Torp Theater, CCSU campus, 1615 Stanley St. New Britain.
11 films from snowboarding to fracking, from whales to mountain biking!
$15 Adult (advance)   $20 at the door
$7 Kids/students (advance)   $10 at the door
All in support of your Connecticut Sierra Club. Come celebrate Earth Day and Spring with these amazing films!

(click on any picture to watch the trailer!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvOwsDi16tQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvOwsDi16tQ


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