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Rally Outside Cuomo's Appearance at the NYS Fair

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People's Climate March

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Join the Sierra Club for the People's Climate March!
People's Climate March
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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
5:30 AM
Price Chopper Plaza 2505 Erie Blvd Syracuse NY 13224

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

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Rally Outside Cuomo's Appearance at the NYS Fair!
Andrew Cuomo, photo by Saebaryo
Andrew Cuomo, photo by Saebaryo (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
11:00 AM
NYS Fair 581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse NY 13209

Join us on Thursday, August 21st from 11am to 3pm outside the NY State Fair Main entrance to rally with hundreds of New Yorkers against fracking from across the state. We'll stand together to say no to fracking and yes to a renewable energy economy that protects our mostvital resources, public health and agriculture.

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Bomb Train Protest Report by Linda DeStefano


Linda DeStefano, Michelle Wolfe and David Fischer of the IG were active in organizing a vigil July 8 in downtown Syracuse in memory of the 47 people who were killed July, 2013 in Quebec when bomb trains exploded. Bomb trains carry highly volatile fracked crude oil from N. Dakota. Besides the Quebec disaster, there have been several other explosions and leaks. These same trains travel frequently through Syracuse and environs on their way to the Port of Albany. Our message: Stop the bomb trains! Get them off our rails! Meantime, measures to mitigate the dangers should be taken, such as, prior notification to emergency workers in localities, local emergency plans made public, improved tracks, slower speeds, better training for first responders, less fragile cars.

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EPA Supports Onondaga Lake Watershed Cleanup

Funding Allows for Creation of New Advisory Position


Onondaga Lake. Photo from New York State Museum
Photo courtesy of the New York State Museum

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has provided $260,000 to assist in the efforts to clean up Onondaga Lake. A portion of the funding will be used to provide the salary for a Watershed Coordinator, who will assist public and private agencies in the development of policies to control the flow of polluted water into the lake. Aimee Clinkhammer, previously employed as an Environmental Finance Expert at the Syracuse Center for Excellence, will serve as the Coordinator for the Onondaga Lake Watershed.

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