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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, June 17
Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY

7:30 pm:
" History Lesson: The Climate Change and Fracking Movements in New York "

Isaac Silberman-Gorn

Here in New York, we are fortunate to have one of the most powerful social movements in recent history. We are at a rare and powerful political moment being in the Southern Tier at this given time. Isaac Silberman-Gorn will speak about the history of the climate change movement, specifically the uniqueness of the fracking movement here in New York, and also give a political history of the fracking movement. Isaac has been organizing here in Binghamton for about four years, first as a student, then as a community member. He has been working with Citizen Action of NY for the past two years full time to fight fracking here in the Southern Tier and across the state.  



 
At the Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY (on Route 26 — from Route 17, follow 26 north to Endicott, west on East Main, north on Nanticoke.) Parking in lot behind church, enter through back door on left. The public is welcome and refreshments are served following the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information.

About General Meetings:
Everyone interested is welcome at all Sierra Club activities, whether or not a member (except for Executive Committee meetings). General meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of  each month, except July and August. They are held at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY (on Route 26 — from Route 17, follow 26 north to Endicott, west on East Main, north on Nanticoke.) The public is welcome and refreshments are served following the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information. 






Get Active!
There are a variety of ways to get involved (contact or meet with elected officials, go on an outing, write a letter to the editor, attend a community meeting, talk with your neighbors, etc) and a wide diversity of issues to work on (fracking, agriculture, energy, translation, water protection, and so much more)-- so get active now!
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"Frack Before We Think?"
Carl Stannard, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Binghamton University

For many reasons, hydrofracking should not be undertaken until, at the very least, an honest and unbiased study of its health effects can be completed.  Too many times, we have been lured by the promise of the quick buck to leap without sufficient foresight into situations whose unintended consequences turn out to be dangerous, if not downright disastrous.  Similarly, as we know, it is not wise to rely solely on the advice of those who stand to profit the most from the decisions.  Proponents of hydrofracking in New York have often mischaracterized the motives of those of us who have very real concerns that fracking could cause contamination of vital underground water sources, as well as the release of many other environmental pollutants which could adversely affect the citizens and industries of New York, such as farms, yogurt, wine production, and many others.
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Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed

Concerned Citizens from around New York State are engaging in a campaign to record basline water quality information for local streams. For more information, visit http://nywatersentinels.org .






This page last updated June 13, 2014.
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