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Next Meeting of CASE/SNYFGP
Wednesday, February 12, 6-8 pm
Nassau Library
18 Church St, Nassau, NY 12123
Stop the Albany Loop (E37) Pipeline
Help us deliver a letter to the Governor and the Public Service Commission,
join us at our press conference and sign our petition

Thursday, February 6, Empire State Plaza, Albany
 
10 AM Agency Building 3. Meet us at the concourse entrance. We will deliver our letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) and then we will head up to the 19th floor to hold professionally made hand-held signs opposing the Albany Loop Pipeline during the PSC Meeting.  It is important to note that the public is not allowed to speak at these meetings. 
 
11:30 Walk to the Capitol
 
11:45 Gather at the War Room Second Floor of the NYS Capitol to deliver our letter to the Governor and for a press conference. There are ten planned speakers from environmental and legislative groups who will address fracked gas pipeline issues at this Press Conference.
 
Click here to sign up on our facebook page.
 
Join us as we deliver a letter signed by over 100 environmental, religious and community organizations calling on Governor Cuomo and the Public Service Commission to STOP THE ALBANY LOOP PIPELINE. The day's events are hosted by Stop NY Fracked Gas PipelineSane Energy Project, Food and Water Watch New York, and Alliance for a Green Economy.
 
And click here to sign our petition.
 
Landmark climate legislation was signed into law last summer. The Climate and Community Leadership and Protection Act (CLCPA) requires 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in just 10 years and net-zero emissions by 2050. Yet the Public Service Commission continues to approve new fracked gas pipelines.
 
Just a few weeks ago, the PSC approved a $3 BILLION dollar, over three years Con Edison Rate increase to build two (maybe three) more fracked gas pipelines and extend the life of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and hundreds of miles of leak prone pipe all in the NYC area that should be retired.
 
Here in the Albany area, National Grid submitted a proposal to the Public Service Commission to build the Albany Loop Pipeline, in Bethlehem East Greenbush, North Greenbush and under the Hudson River.  The pipeline would increase fracked gas capacity in the broader Capital District and increase the number of customers dependent on fracked gas for years to come.
 
Its not possible to reduce greenhouse gas emission and increase fracked gas capacity at the same time. The Albany Loop proposed pipeline is a danger to our climate and our community and is in direct contradiction to the goals of the CLCPA and we demand that the application be rejected. Renewable alternatives including geothermal, solar, conservation and thermal load sharing are available now.
 
For more information, contact Ruth Foster, board member of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline – rmfosterny@gmail.com or 518-588-0187.

Divest NY Teachers
Stop funding climate destruction
 
Students are demanding action on climate – Student strikes are happening in communities across our state, yet the NYS Teachers Retirement Fund continues to invest billions in fossil fuels.
 
The NY State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) is the second largest retirement fund in New York State and one of the 10 largest in the country. NYSTRS’s members are elementary and secondary school teachers and other school personnel, with nearly 264,000 active members and over 169,000 retirees and beneficiaries.
 
The fund has $122 billion in assets with an estimated $6 billion invested in fossil fuels, including $454 million in Exxon and $346 million in Chevron.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that humankind has ten years left to avoid catastrophic harm and tipping points of no-return, adding that nothing short of "rapid and far-reaching transformation of our energy systems is needed."
 
The role of teachers is to prepare their students for the future. Teachers must stop funding a future of destruction.
 
In addition, continued investment in fossil fuels puts the fund at risk. The world has committed to transition to renewable energy. It makes no sense to invest in a dying industry.
 
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline has joined with the statewide coalition Divest NY to call on the Teachers Retirement Fund to divest.
Please help us in our campaign.
 
  1. Click here to sign our petition to call on the fund to divest.  
  2. Ask all the teachers and students that you know to sign the petition and circulate it to teachers in their school.
  3. Talk to members of the teacher’s union (NYSUT).  We are asking NYSUT to pass a divestment resolution at their conference in May.


 

Save the Date
Climate Action Film Festival
Wednesday, March 4 at 7 pm
at the Spectrum Theater in Albany 

CASE is partnering with SunCommon to present this Film Festival. Proceeds from the film will be given to CASE.


The mission of the Climate Action Film Festival is to bring together stories and filmmakers from around the globe to address the climate crisis.

The first annual Climate Action Film Festival is a celebration of short films with a focus on solutions to the climate crisis. It is the first festival of its kind to exclusively feature storytelling around solutions rather than simply the impacts of climate change. CAFF 2020 will be a touring, single-night event featuring approximately 90 minutes of short films. The festival will tour the Northeast U.S. in its inaugural year, with additional screenings to be added. Proceeds from screenings will be donated to local climate action groups.

Raise your voice in the name of climate action!


Created by Storytellers, for Storytellers.

CAFF is proudly created by SunCommon, a Certified B Corporation providing a market solution to climate change through affordable home and commercial solar in Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley. SunCommon has long relied on the power of storytelling to inspire, inform, and relate to one another, and to bring more and more people into the solar movement. Stories have a unique ability to spark change in the face of existential threats, but we also know we can’t do it alone.

Solutions to the climate crisis are being implemented every day around the world, from rebuilding coastal estuaries to bringing solar power to remote communities. We don’t wish to ignore the large-scale solutions that must be sought through policy and governmental resourcing. But we believe in the importance of lifting up everyone playing a part in restoring balance to our planet— the engineers, scientists, builders, thought leaders, and activists who are chipping away every day at this monumental challenge.

CAFF is a new platform to celebrate these efforts and inspire greater action.

 


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