The structure of the Atlantic Chapter's conservation program allows a great deal of work to be done by the Sierra Club in New York, but a lot of this action happens below the surface, unknown to most of our members and the public. We have a plan to change that with a new online publication.
SA Winter 2013
Fracking issues drive programming in the Marcellus target zone
by Betsy Naselli
It’s all about green these days. Smaller carbon footprint. Using fewer of the Earth’s resources. A vegan lifestyle is a great way to be greener. But, actually, that is not the green I am talking about.
No ma’am. I am talking about healthy green vegetables: collards and kale and mustard greens. Spinach and arugula and romaine. Mizuna and bok choy and, well, I think you are catching on.
She was sorry, she said, that I lived where I did, and that winter would soon freeze my soul. I said, “Save your false pity. We Northern types thrive in the cold.”
The woman was calling from South Carolina. It was 65 that morning, she reported in bubbly tones. I, on the other hand, had this to report: “We just got four inches of snow.”
by Sarah Loftus
Sierra Club has released a new report highlighting the significant risks of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), and calling on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to take a careful look at the dangerous effects of increased fracking on Americans’ water, air, land and health.
by Arthur Klein
West Valley demonstrates that treating symptoms rarely cures disease.
It all began in 1966, when managers of the nuclear waste demonstration project in West Valley (near Buffalo) theorized it was possible to dissolve nuclear power plant radioactive fuel rods in acid to extract valuable plutonium, the lethal base ingredient of nuclear energy.
by Linda A. DeStefano
The Atlantic Chapter is part of a coalition to achieve a nuclear-free, carbon-free New York by 2050. The Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately suspend the license of the Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant in upstate New York due to its safety problems.
Ontario is considering refurbishing four existing nuclear reactors, and building four new reactors at the Darlington nuclear site near Lake Ontario.
At the request of Sierra Club Canada, the Atlantic Chapter Energy Committee and the Rochester and Niagara Groups have sent letters to Canadian nuclear regulators in opposition to this dangerous expansion of nuclear power near an international water supply.
The Adirondacks have never faced a bigger threat.