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Social justice, climate & New York’s pursuit of Canadian hydroelectricity

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July 8, 2020: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
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Reject Canadian HydroGovernor Cuomo, Blackstone Group, and the Quebec Government are promoting the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) $3 billion transmission corridor as an economic boon and climate solution. In reality, CHPE is neither.

Canadian hydropower is a climate disaster and emits greenhouse gases on par with fossil fuels. This webinar will expose the facts behind the effort to greenwash the CHPE project and the increasing awareness that this is not “clean renewable energy.”

Join us for an informative perspective on this important issue.

7 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Meg Sheehan, Coordinator, North American Megadam Resistance Alliance: Overview of the green myth of Canadian hydropower and New York City’s inequitable plan to use Hydro-Quebec’s electricity to allow polluters to offset their emissions by buying this electricity.

Paul Gallay, Executive Director, Hudson Riverkeeper: In November 2019, Riverkeeper withdrew its support for CHPE. The group’s executive director will explain why.

Dr. Bradford Hager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences: Greenhouse gas emissions from Hydro-Quebec’s “clean” hydropower.

Tom Ellis, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District: History of efforts to block the importation of Canadian hydropower to New York and why CHPE does not make economic sense for New Yorkers.
8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Q and A

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The third webinar of this series will take place on July 29, 2020. More details to come.

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