For all of you who may not feel like you did a lot for the Sierra Club and the planet, take a look at this video. It shows what we can do together. So whether you donated to your local chapter or put your body out there for the People's Climate March, we did a LOT in 2014!
There will always be something you can do for a better planet. Get an energy audit for your home. Buy a more energy efficient car. Go solar (check the bottom of this page). Donate. Join a rally (see below). Plant a tree. Contact your representatives (they have to be pushed sometimes).
Pop the bottles and break out the chocolate!!!! Victory!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Ban Fracking In New York State
Fracked Gas Pipeline
Danbury: Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at
Danbury Library, 179 Main St., Danbury CT. 06810
Granby: Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at
a private residence. Email here for directions. (my email)
The Connecticut Sierra Club, in collaboration with our friends at
Food and Water Watch and 350 CT, is continuing to hold educational forums about
the expansion of fracked gas pipeline and gas infrastructure, scheduled to
start construction in 2015. We are holding two fracked gas pipeline forums in
February, and will continue to hold them all over the state. We have multiple
speakers who can address the concerns related to this billion dollar plan to
expand large diameter, high pressure pipeline carrying radioactive fracked gas
from the Marcellus Shale. Specifically, our speakers will explain the economic
disadvantages and environmental harm that are related to pipeline expansions.
They will discuss the safety, long range prospects, and climate effects of
depending on increased methane to power our state.
These meetings are free and open to the public. Snacks and
refreshments will be served. Please join us!
to Oppose the Fracked Gas Pipeline Projects in Connecticut!
12/13/14, 11:30a.m. we had 32 people from many organizations at the Trader Joe’s mall in Danbury,
Connecticut Sierra Club,along with our friends from MoveOn.org-Danbury and Stop
the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, held a rally to raise awareness of gas
industry plans to expand pipelines running across our state.
GAS=Methane. Methane is
86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere
in the first 20 years of release. There is NO CLIMATE BENEFIT to switching from
coal and oil to methane.
These large diameter,
high pressure pipelines will carry fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale. This
gas contains carcinogens and environmental toxins that result from
the extraction process. This gas is not reliable, as the Marcellus Shale will
be tapped out in about 7 years. This gas is to a great extent
not meant to be used domestically, but will be transported to the coast for
Fracked gas is not truly cheap, as the fracking process causes
severe environmental devastation and adverse health effects, and ultimately all
Americans pay that cost.
Fracking has been
associated with poisoned water, human suffering and earthquakes, among other
ill effects. Most importantly, we don’t need fracked gas in Connecticut! By
increasing energy efficiencies, which include sealing leaks in methane
pipelines, and investing in carbon-free power sources, like solar and wind
energy, the energy we need can be provided, without causing irreversible harm
to the climate and our environment.
the People’s Climate March: What
Next for Connecticut Activists?
panel followed by a discussion period. We
want to hear from YOU!
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2PM
Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability
Eickel, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
Ibanez, Deep Roots United Front/Occupy Sandy
Siskind, Food & Water Watch
Ward, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
CT and Sierra Club
Fischer, Capitalism v. Climate
Connecticut sent over
a thousand marchers to New York City in September and many of us are wondering
what next? We must further prepare to face a polluting coal fired plant, the
drive toward more fracked gas pipelines, the continuing danger of nuclear power,
and the massive struggle to convert to 100 % renewable energy before it’s too
late. Come hear some climate justice leaders and voice your own vision of
the kind of the movement we need to build. Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2PM
“Semesters“ Hall, Student Center
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain CT (http://web.ccsu.edu/campusmap/.)
For More Info: Chris, 860-478-5300
Sponsored by 350CT.org
Please sign this petition to keep the proposed CPV Towantic Energy Plant out of the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park in Oxford! This highly-polluting 805 megawatt plant will impact the environment, the community, and the health of our children.
This site is only 500 feet from
iddlebury town line. If built, the plant will affect neighborhoods
up to 2-3 miles away with vibration, noise, and 30 months of heavy
construction traffic. Air pollution will directly impact homes within a 10 mile radius.
The size of the proposed facility is stunning - 26 acres in all, with 6
acres of 80 foot tall water condensation units and two stacks 150 feet
its peak, the plant will consume over 80 million cubic feet of natural
gas per day. When natural gas is low, as it was this past winter, the
plant will run on fuel oil. There is currently 1.5 million gallons of
fuel oil stored on the proposed site, which will last just 2.5 days.
When that runs out, it will take one tanker truck full of fuel per hour,
every hour to run the plant.At minimum, the plant will put out over 50 tons of
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) per year. When the plant runs on oil
any benefits of natural gas disappear, so we are facing known
carcinogens such as sulfur dioxides and mercury output. The proposed
plant will release 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.
The plant will release 190 tons of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) per year. The
plant will release 12 tons of PM2.5 (particulate matter)
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