The Atlantic Chapter Executive Committee (ExCom) sets Sierra Club conservation policy in New York state and administers the Chapter.
Some ExCom members are chosen by their local Groups. Others, the nine at-large delegates, are elected by the Chapter membership statewide for two-year terms. This fall’s election will fill five at-large seats.
By Larry Beahan
More than 70 environmental, faith and labor groups, including the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, launched a campaign on Earth Day to require New York to transition to 100% clean energy by 2030.
The groups have asked Governor Cuomo to amend the existing executive order for an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to a 100% clean energy goal by 2030. The groups plan to introduce state legislation as well.
The Sierra Club and the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association (HRFA) filed suit last week challenging a water withdrawal permit issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to Con Ed’s East River electric generating station to take over 373 million gallons of water per day from the East River in the Hudson River estuary for its antiquated once-through cooling system. These enormous withdrawals do tremendous damage to aquatic life in the estuary and the entire Hudson River watershed.
by Peggy Kurtz and Gale Pisha