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NYC Update: Crude Oil Transportation on the Hudson

April 16, 2015: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Bank Street College of Education 610 W 112th St., New York, NY map

Join Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Manhattan for a discussion of fossil fuel campaigns in New York State.

This event is free and open to the public. The presentations are hosted by the Broadway Democrats.

Oil on the Hudson
With relatively little public input or even attention, the Port of Albany has become a major hub for the shipment of western oil – potentially including oil from the Canadian Tar Sands – down the Hudson to refineries in New Jersey and Nova Scotia. Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney with Riverkeeper, discusses what this means for the river itself and for downstream communities, including New York City.

New York State – Beyond Coal
Despite some recent positive steps towards modernizing and “greening” New York State’s energy generation and distribution systems, the state still has four operating coal-powered plants, some of which require massive bailouts to keep running – at great cost to their customers, the state’s taxpayers, and the environment. Hear from Sierra Club volunteers about a major new effort to end New York’s reliance on this dirty and environmentally destructive fuel.

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