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Write a combined comment to the PSC/Letter to the Editor

Please consider writing a letter to the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) by the May 24 deadline in opposition to the E37 fracked gas pipeline, going from Bethlehem, through East Greenbush and ending in North Greenbush, NYThen send  the same letter to local media. Double your pleasure!

Only 15 of the 151 public comments to date came from our CASE/SNYFGP  email list of 1800 individuals! More would be VERY helpful. Get ideas for the content of your letter by reading the PSC public comments or by visiting our web page: http://www.caseonline.org .

Here are some notes to help with your letter.

Public comments to the Public Service Commission can be made here. They can be any length and individuals can make multiple comments with different content.

Letters to the Editor:

Albany Times Union
  • Letters to the Editor (LTE) of the Albany Times Union (ATU) have a 250 word count maximum .
  • If you reference a previous LTE such as Bob Connors' LTE: "Boost renewables by offering incentives" of April 29, 2019 (https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Letter-Boost-renewables-by-offering-incentives-13805072.php) or a recent news article, this increases your odds of being published.
  • You should not promote a specific event or a meeting, because the ATU usually won't print this type of LTE.
  • If the ATU wishes to publish your letter, they will call you and ask to keep your letter exclusive to the ATU, but it could take 2-4 weeks to be published.
  • So, what I've done in the past is to wait approximately one week for the ATU to call me about my LTE, and if they don't, I send it on to other media including the Advertiser (Friday 4 pm submission deadline).
  • Another option is to construct a basic LTE and change it around with wordsmithing and content sufficiently so that you wouldn't be disingenuous if the ATU asks you about whether or not any other newspaper has received your LTE.

The Advertiser 
  • Contact: articles@theadvertiser.us  .
  • has a 350 word maximum for a LTE. 
  • Their deadline is Friday at 4 pm for Thursday’s edition. 
  • Please include your full name, street address and phone number for verification. All LTEs must include author’s name and will appear in paper. 
  • Ask to be published in both the northern and southern editions of the Advertiser.
The Bethlehem Spotlight is another optionThey ask you to submit your letter on their web page: https://www.spotlightnews.com/about-us/policies/


 
Please write to your State Senator

and ask him/her to support Bill (NY A05896), which relates to prohibiting homeowners' associations from restricting the installation of or use of solar power systems, passed the Assembly. We could use your voice to move it to the Senate and get it passed!!!

Click here to see the bill text.
 

 

Join us: Heat Pumps Not Pipelines Rally & Letter Delivery
May 13 from 11am-1pm
55 Eagle Street, Albany NY 12207


New York State is at a crossroads. Will we follow the path to 100% renewable heating or will we continue to spend billions of dollars expanding fracked gas infrastructure?

We know which way the big corporate utilities like National Grid want to take us. They want to expand the use of fracked gas and lock us into an energy system to benefit their business model for decades to come.

But New Yorkers are demanding something different! 

On Monday May 13, join Renewable Heat Now, Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition, and other allies in front of National Grid’s ‘80x50 Pathway Forum’ in Albany to call on Governor Cuomo to hold the gas utilities -  National Grid, ConEd, NYSEG, and National Fuel -  to account. Rally and speakers to be followed by a postcard and letter delivery to Governor Cuomo’s office.

RSVP and tell Governor Cuomo Heat Pumps Not Pipelines! 

New York cannot meet its climate goals if proposed projects like the E37 East Greenbush Pipeline, Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Pipeline and other fracked gas infrastructure are built. The climate science is clear and Governor Cuomo needs to make it just as clear that we are rejecting the path that leads to more gas and committing to the renewable energy future we need. 

We're asking you and all your friends to sign up for the eventsign the online postcard, share this email, share the Facebook event, and ask appropriate organization you are part of to sign the organizational sign on letter
Geothermal House Warming 
Saturday, May 18th
1:00-5:00 pm
40 Marlboro Road
Delmar, NY
Join Dandelion customers Becky, Bob and Carol as they show off an installed Dandelion system and share their reasons for going geothermal.
  • Connect with local neighbors and Dandelion employees
  • Learn more about state of the art geothermal technology
  • Enjoy tasty snacks!
Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling for as little as $135/month



 
Save the Date: Information Forum on the E-37 Pipeline
(starting in Bethlehem, ending in North Greenbush and going through East Greenbush) 
Wednesday, June 12th 7:00 pm
East Greenbush Library

 

     Nexamp, a decade-old solar company, is currently signing up homeowners, renters, small businesses, and others to its local community solar farm in Troy.  

     Subscribers to their local solar farms can save 10% on electricity costs while offsetting their carbon footprint - an easy, flexible alternative to on-site solar for New York residents. There is no cost to join, no credit check, and no penalty to leave the program.  Nexamp is proud to count among its partners and subscribers the YMCA, Girl Scouts, United Way and others.

     Founded by two Iraq War veterans committed to making clean energy accessible to everyone, Nexamp is a fully integrated company that builds, owns and operates community shared solar farms across the state and throughout the Northeast.  They are proud to rank among the top 10 commercial scale solar developers nationally, and to have been named the "Clean Energy Company of the Year" in recent years by the Northeast Clean Energy Council.

 


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