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Democracy and the Environment Book Discussion: February 28, 2017, 7pm
Dr. Fred Magdoff - What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism: A Citizen’s Guide to Capitalism and the Environment (written with John Bellamy Foster)

This month we are joined by Dr. Fred Magdoff to discuss his book What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalsim: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment. Dr. Magdoff is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. Dr. Magdoff’s research interests span across environmental science, environmental economics, labor economics, soil science, economic sociology, and more. He has published numerous articles on the contradictions of capitalism, class war and growing inequality, the nature of an ecologically sound and socially just economic system, agriculture and capitalism, and socialism more generally. To learn more about this title and purchase a copy, see here or your local bookstore.
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DEC Challenges EPA on Hudson River PCB Clean-Up 

“Sierra Club commends Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Seggos for scrutinizing EPA and GE’s alleged cleanup of the Hudson River,” said Aaron Mair, President of the Sierra Club. “By allowing so much PCB contamination to remain in the River, the EPA has turned its back on the health of thousands of New Yorkers, many of whom represent immigrant, low income and minority communities who regularly eat the fish they catch for sustenance. Committing to a full clean up of the Hudson River is the kind of justice these communities deserve. " Read the full press release here and to read the DEC letter to the EPA, click here 

Contribute to a 100% Renewable New York 

Learn more about how you can help NY move to a renewable future! See our updated renewable energy brochure here. And learn more about the upcoming Clean Energy Standard (CES) public hearings, being held throughout NYS in May 2016!