Jul 112015
 

nukes and pipelinesNukes and Pipelines

We are posting this important invitation because the NY Metro area is directly impacted by the dangerous siting of a huge high pressure gas pipeline only 105 feet from vital structures at the Indian Point nuclear power facility. (Impact region: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, New Jersey and Connecticut).  Nuclear power, pipeline and medical disaster experts have been calling for a comprehensive, independent and transparent risk assessment of the convergence of these major hazards and have been joined by county legislatures that have passed resolutions, health professionals, scientists, other public officials and the public. Yet, such an analysis was not conducted.  This extremely dangerous project was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and few options remain to halt this project from moving forward. That’s where you come in!

July 15 in Westchester: Nukes and Pipes
Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 PM,
Hendrick Hudson Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548.

 Nuclear expert Paul Blanch will preview critical new information about the Spectra AIM Pipeline and then make a formal presentation about the dangerous siting of this proposed pipeline next to Indian Point at a special meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Petition Review Board.

A press conference, hosted by NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, will precede the event, and a public Q&A will follow the formal presentation.

For more information visit:  http://wespac.org/event/nuclear-expert-to-present-information/

 

 Forum on Indian Point

Saturday, July 18, 7-9 PM
Goddard-Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Ave. at 88th St.

nukes and pipelines_Indian PointA forum on Indian Point and how to organize to pass New York City Council Resolution 0694-2015 from Committee on Environmental Protection, calling upon the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission not to re-license Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3, so that those reactors will cease operations.

Presentations by Tim Judson, Executive Director, Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS); Andy Padian, Paul M. Blanch, Nuclear Experts; Ken Gale, Eco-Logic; and Catherine Skopic, SDIPN Legislative Committee Chair.

Organizer: United For Action

For more information:  http://www.ieatgreen.com/event/july-18-indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-forum/

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Jan 142015
 
Climate Justice by Nadine Hoffmann

Nadine Hoffmann,  VID President, submitted this letter to the Villager on Jan. 8th, supporting VID’s stance on Climate Justice

Climate justice, now!

The Villager, January 8, 2015

To The Editor:
At its last general meeting, the Village Independent Democrats unanimously passed a resolution on Government Action Against Climate Change. To those who know V.I.D.’s history and commitment to progressive causes, this will be no surprise.

V.I.D. has been in the forefront in the fight to protect our environment. Our early support of Zephyr Teachout and Timothy Wu in the recent Democratic primary was critical to their success and likely influenced Governor Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking.

V.I.D. has also been a leader in the fight against the Spectra pipeline, whose development unfortunately now allows high-pressure fracked gas to pass very near a playground on the West Village waterfront. 

Climate change poses a grave and imminent danger to our community. Greenwich Village is vulnerable to the dangers posed by rising sea levels.  Indeed, many New York City residents — especially those residing in Manhattan — live in areas that have been designated as flood zones. Rising sea levels and increasingly volatile weather caused by climate change threaten the infrastructure of our city and could severely damage our economy. 

Climate change could even render the city unlivable in the foreseeable future. And the same is true for coastal areas throughout the United States and the rest of the world.   

With our resolution, New York City’s oldest and most progressive political club calls for immediate government action to address the issue of climate change. We urge our fellow Villagers to join our call to protect future generations of New Yorkers.
Nadine Hoffmann

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