URGENT: THE HUDSON RIVER AT RISK

Submit Comments to the Coast Guard by December 12/06/16

Let the Coast Guard know that we don't want 43 oil barge anchorages on the Hudson River turning America's First River into a literal parking lot. Join more than 4,000 who have already written comments -- use the form below! -- to make it clear that increasing the trafficking of fossil fuels up and down the river is not the kind of green future we've been promised by Albany and others.

https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=USCG-2016-0132-0001

Watch our Jon Bowermaster's new video, Anchors Away, that explains what the industry is seeking: https://vimeo.com/album/3468392/video/191564361

Join New the York City Event:

https://www.facebook.com/ events/572306082960369/

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March for a Clean Energy Revolution  

July 24th, 2016

When: July 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Where: Philadelphia City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands will march for action to prevent climate catastrophe and present these demands directly to current and future policy makers: Ban Fracking Now Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground Stop Dirty Energy Environmental Justice For All Quickly and Justly Transition to 100% Renewable Energy  

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  AN AWARD WINNING NEW RELEASE

Indian Point, 

Directed By Ivy Meeropol 

Film Society of Lincoln Center's, 144 W. 65th Street, New York City | (212) 875-5232

Indian Point Energy Center, an aging nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, looms just 45 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. Despite millions of people living in close proximity to a potential nuclear disaster, the facility’s continued operation has the support of the plant’s operators and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission—but a large opposition in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear group alarmed by Japan’s Fukushima accident, worry about a catastrophe occurring in the U.S. Capturing the debates for clean energy and the dangerous risks of government complacency, congressional-speechwriter-turned-filmmaker Ivy Meeropol presents a revelatory film about the uncertainties of our nuclear future and our insatiable demands for energy. A First Run Features release.

Q&As with director Ivy Meeropol at the 7:00pm screenings on July 8 and 9 and the 5:00pm screening on July 10.

http://www.filmlinc.org/

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 SCREENING: High Voltage/Dark Shadow at Upstate Films, Rhinebeck

Sunday, Dec. 13, from 10-11 a.m., 

High Voltage/Dark Shadow, a new short documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. The provocative new film deals with proposals to build unneccessary, expensive and polluting high-voltage powerlines in the Hudson Valley. The event will also showcase two other films from Bowermaster’sThe Hudson: A River at Risk series, each addressing a specific environmental challenge faced by our region.

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MOHONK PRESERVE

 Annual New York City Benefit Gala

Thursday, October 1, 2015.

http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/nyc-benefit-gala

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Candlelight Vigil

http://www.cleanerhudson.org/

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us on July 23 to celebrate our region's most treasured natural and economic resource—the Hudson River—and conduct a candlelight vigil for its full recovery from PCB pollution. Residents of Newburgh, Beacon, Schuylerville, Mechanicsville, Coeymans, Kingston, Ossining, New York City and other communities along the Hudson will gather for a stunning display showing the world we haven’t forgotten our river.

Where:    Newburgh:  Unico Park on the waterfront        Beacon: Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park                      

Kingston: Hudson River Maritime Mseum,   New York City: Pier 63, Between 22nd and 23rd Streets, at Hudson River

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Insights into Reforming New York's Energy Vision (REV) 

  Bard College: Hegeman 106 , Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. 6:00 - 8:00 pm

In April 2014, Governor Cuomo announced a process to re-make the way energy is produced, sold, purchased, and used in New York State.  The initiative, called "Reforming the Energy Vision" (REV), will align electric utility practices and the NY Public Service Commission's regulatory model with technological advances that have created alternatives to traditional solutions to meeting electricity demand. Bard College invites the public to attend this a panel of industry experts on March 3rd to learn about the REV Proceedings and to hear from representatives from four key stakeholder organizations how their organizations are responding to the REV

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Sneak Peek of Dear President Obama: Americans Against Fracking In One Voice

with Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster!

Tuesday, February 24th, 7pm
Rosendale Theatre
408 Main St., Rosendale, NY 12472

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557311724527278/

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Board Meeting & workshop on transmission lines to follow

Tuesday, February 10 2015, 6:30pm

Town of Clinton Town Hall, 1215 Centre Road (County Rte 18), Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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PSC Public Hearing on "Reforming the Energy Vision" in Kingston!

Wednesday February 4th, 2015. From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Kingston (Council Chambers, City Hall, 420 Broadway).

This week local residents have a rare opportunity to express their views on how New York State’s energy system should work, and what kinds of changes they would like to see. On Wednesday, the Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a special Information Session and Public Statement Hearing . From 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., representatives of the PSC will explain the current proceeding to “Reform the Energy Future” (“REV”). Members of the public are invited to respond beginning at 7:00 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1584835618418819/

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Rally to Celebrate New York Fracking Ban and Lead the Nation in Renewable Energy!

Wednesday, January 21  at 11:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Concourse Hallways, outside the entrance to the Convention Center, Empire Plaza, Albany, NY
NOTE: RALLY IS INDOORS

PARTY
What: We Banned Fracking Celebration! Featuring food, drink, special guest speakers and music
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Time: 1pm-4pm
Where: The Hilton Albany 40 Lodge St. Albany, NY (one block down the hill on State St from the Capitol building)

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Physicist to Discuss Need for Major Power Lines Projects

The presentations will be by Bard College Research Professor of Environmental Science and Physics Gidon Eshel, Ph.D. 

Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 – 4 p.m. 

Bertelsmann Campus Center Multipurpose Room at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess County.

http://www.hvsec.org/2014/10/10/physicist-to-discuss-need-for-major-power-lines-projects/

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Getting Regional Power to the People: Solutions, Strategies, and Case Studies

The future of energy distribution: Distributed energy, island energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), micro-grid. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY

http://portal.criticalimpact.com/vm2/00f7f6bd45d7db7b/24741/6667d4168c149dae3947229f28c3

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THE CLIMATE MARCH

A massive, history-making march in New York City.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

http://peoplesclimate.org  

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New Yorkers Against Fracking

Thursday, September 18th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHAT: Rally to Ban Fracking outside the “Women for Cuomo” fundraising event

WHERE: The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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Groundswell

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, The Olana Partnership will co-present a new iteration of their award-winning exhibition event Groundswell.

This Saturday, The Olana Partnership and Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM are pleased to co-present a new iteration of their award-winning exhibition event Groundswell. Come showers or sunshine, hundreds will converge at Olana State Historic Site for site-specific performance and works in sound, installation, broadcast, and movement. Over a dozen artists will reflect on and react to Olana and its integral viewshed as an ambitious and early environmental work.
Groundswell will feature installations and performances from: Kenseth Armstead, William Basinski, Steve Bull, Jane Carver, Ellen Driscoll with Daniela Gomez, Michael Garofalo, Mckendree Key, Hélène Lesterlin, Jack Magai, Man Forever, Laura Ortman, Mau Schoettle, and Bryan Zimmerman. 

http://groundswell2014.brownpapertickets.com/

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Town of Clinton Town Hall

Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30-6:30 PM

Joel Tyner: Bioinitiative
Town of Clinton Town Hall
1215 Centre Road 

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Milan Power Lines Meeting

Saturday, May 17th at 11:00AM  

To be held at Milan Town Hall, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan NY 12571. 

Speakers include Senator Terry Gipson, Ned Sullivan (Scenic Hudson), Daniel Mackay (Preservation League of New York), and representatives from National Grid and Central Hudson.

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Town of Clinton Town Hall

Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30-8:00 PM

Special Guest:  NATIONAL GRID
Town of Clinton Town Hall
1215 Centre Road 

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TOWN OF MILAN POWER LINES INFORMATION MEETING

May 17, 2014,

at Milan Town Hall, Milan, NY, 11 AM 

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POWER GRID ISSUES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY: PART II: 

Monday, March 24, 7 - 9 p.m.  

At the Ulster County Legislative Chambers, 244 Fair St. (6th Fl.), Kingston. Info: 845-489-0830.

An informational forum for town and county officials and the public, sponsored by Citizens for Local Power. Highlights the latest information on transmission upgrade plans and the New Capacity Zone -- which will put all our electric rates up!   Hear the NYS Public Service Commission's (PSC) opposing view on this new zone; and take a closer look at the Boundless Energy proposal to upgrade transmission lines running through Ulster County.  Panelists include representatives of the PSC, the NY Independent Systems Operator, Boundless Energy, and Transco.  Moderated by Rochester Town Supervisor Carl Chipman, with Q&A to follow.