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NY Energy Independence Events

On Thursday, June 29, New Yorkers are standing together to urge Energy Independence for New York State by freeing it from Big Oil and Gas! Events at locations across the State.

EVENT DETAILS (in formation) Thursday, June 29
Smithtown, LI: 2:30pm, location TBC
NYC: 12pm, Steps of City Hall
New Paltz: 2:00pm, outside the DEC Region 3 office: 21 S. Putt Corners Rd.
Albany: 2:30pm, Capitol Park West
Ithaca: 2:30pm, Dewitt Park - 102 E Court St, Ithaca, NY
Syracuse: 2:00pm, outisde the DEC Region 7 office: 615 Erie Blvd West
Rochester: 2:00pm, The Liberty Pole, at the corner of Franklin St. and East Main St.
Buffalo: 2:00pm, outside the DEC Region 9 office: 270 Michigan Ave

Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of acting, they began a campaign to manufacture doubt and undermine action. New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use and leave our land and water vulnerable to spills and accidents.

We call on Governor Cuomo to declare energy independence and urge him to use the State’s powers to say NO to fossil fuel infrastructure! Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation must deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and all fossil fuel infrastructure projects.

New York can lead on energy by 1) accelerating investment in renewable energy like off-shore wind and community solar and in energy efficiency measures; and 2) holding corporate polluters responsible for their actions in the courts.

COSPONSORS (list in formation): Food & Water Watch, Sane Energy Project, United for Action, Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 034, Grassroots Environmental Education, PAUSE, Green Education and Legal Fund, Protect Orange County, Stop the Minisink Compressor Station, Fossil Free Tompkins, Environmental Justice Task Force/WNY Peace Center, Western NY Drilling Defense, Mothers Out Front - Finger Lakes, Riverkeeper, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline, 305NYC, WNY Environmental Alliance, Citizen Action of NY, People's Climate Movement of the Capital Region

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