Atlantic Chapter

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Chapter opens annual fundraising drive 2015

You may have already received your yearly appeal letter in the mail; it is a reminder of how crucial our work in New York continues to be.

As 2015 gets underway, we are in a position we don't often find ourselves, celebrating a major environmental victory for New York - the ban of high volume hydraulic fracturing!

And it is because of the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers and supporters, like you, that we can share in this victory!

But this does not mean our work is over - far from it.

Our power to prevent environmental destruction

Conservation Action: Spring 2015

by Conservation Chair Bill Meyer and Susan Lawrence, Vice Chair


The Atlantic Chapter recently experienced two incredibly significant and hard-earned victories for the health of New York's residents and environment. We stood up against big oil and gas and an international water consortium, each eager to exploit New York's natural resources for their own financial gain.

Chapter brings water withdrawal challenge to NYS highest court

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, will hear oral arguments shortly in the Atlantic Chapter’s lawsuit challenging the right of the Village of Painted Post to sell water for hydrofracking in Pennsylvania without conducting an environmental review of the impacts of the water sale.  The case may set important precedents on standing and on whether the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) applies to municipal bulk water sales.


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