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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Sept 16
Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY

7:30 pm:
" An Environmental Review of the Draft NYS Energy Policy"

Andre LaClair

The Susquehanna Chapter of Sierra Club presents "An Environmental Review of the Draft NYS Energy Policy" by Consulting Engineer Andre LaClair at its first fall meeting on Tues., Sept. 16. LaClair, Broome County Environmental Management Council Co-Vice Chair and Chair of Fentonís Conservation Advisory Committee, will recommend strategies to promote environmental health and stewardship of energy resources and to incorporate the global warming potential of different energy sources into New York Stateís energy portfolio.



 
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. 






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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 .




The Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club is offering bus transportation to the Peopleís Climate March on September 21. The march through the streets of New York City demonstrate support for climate action and will coincide with a week of events supporting United Nations Climate Summit.

Cost of the bus is $25 per person round trip; $15 for students and low-income individuals.

The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the Sears entrance of Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, and return by 10:30 p.m., subject to change. Those who register on the website will receive updates.

To reserve your seat on the bus, visit the below address. If you can't get an immediate response, cut and paste this into the website address line.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-trip-from-binghamton-to-nyc-peoples-climate-march-tickets-12614585565

For more information, call Julian Shepherd at 722-9327 or Scott Lauffer at 341-3746.



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