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Volume 41, Spring 2015 Sierra Atlantic

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Feature Articles
Part I
Growing movements look to deepen connection to the Earth
Frigid crowd confronts Wall Street on Global DIvestment Day
Food lovers join Seneca Lake protest ranks; arrests tally 210
National Club elections are underway - VOTE!
Chapter opens annual fundraising drive
Saving our Earth by saving our oceans: An open letter to the New York City Council

Part II
Stop CHPE: No need to import Canadian electricity from 1,2000 miles away
Albany County makes first move to ban toxic children's products
Book Review: This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs the Climate
FERC stonewalling public on fracked gas pipeline risk
Chapter brings water withdrawal challenge to NYS highest court
Chapter calls for ExCom nominations

Part III
TPP would start a (bigger) fracking boom
Chapter planning book club - "Democracy and the Environment"
Teachout to join Chapter-wide conference call discussion of her book
NY Researchers: Megadraught likely for western U.S. by end of century
Activists eye chance to close faltering Ginna nuke plant

Featured Columns
Message from the Chair: Events call for a sense of urgency - not panic
Albany Update: Time to refocus from fracking to clean energy
Conservation Action: Our power to prevent environmental destruction (and a special Thank You)
Cooking for a Small Planet: How to get into a healthy groove - without opening a cookbook
Enviro Close-Up: Two Long Island towns ban plastic bags
Group Roundup: Niagara and Susquehanna
Executive Committee Report: Chapter elects new leaders

Chapter planning book club - Democracy and the Environment

by Erin Riddle

Many of us already read—or, perhaps more metaphorically, inhale—books on a regular basis. We enjoy the rewarding and fulfilling experience of learning through reading, especially as the activity relates to our activist lives in protecting public health and the environment, and advocating for a more democratic process in policy making.

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