Fracking Victory for New York!
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that high volume hydraulic fracturing will be banned in New York, following the release of a long-anticipated study that concluded fracking could pose "significant public health risks."...read the full press release here
People's Climate March
September 21 - we rocked it.
In one of the largest efforts in the history of the environmental movement, a broad coalition of environmental, religious, civic rights, and labor organizations came together to create the People's Climate March. Over 410,000 people marched in NYC on September 21 in the People's Climate March to coincide with the UN Climate Summit to be held on September 23.
Thank you to all who helped plan, get our buses/trains/cars filled and for the many who marched! For a list of media coverage, see here.
Renewable Energy Toolkit
The Atlantic Chapter is dedicated to promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout New York.
- Our Chapter's policy on Renewable Energy details our goals for NYS (read here).
- Find our Renewable Energy Brochure here (pdf).
- Send a letter to your elected officials, urging them to promote renewable energy and efficiency in their own newsletters (sample letter).
For more on Renewable Energy, click here.
Petition for Mandatory GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Labeling in NYS
Foods produced from or containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may contain new substances or have purposeful or inadvertent compositional changes and have the potential to cause a variety of health problems. Sadly, consumers are not informed which products contain GMOs and therefore cannot make an informed decision about their consumption of GMOs. Sign the Petition today!More info on GMOs in our food system