So-so State Of The State.
Yes, we have proposed deadlines for procurement of offshore wind, likely off Long Beach for 2018, and 2019. These are just PROPOSALS so don’t get too excited. Pressure and public support will still be needed to make this a reality, as NY does not have a good track record on delivering what is promised in the already too long time frame given.
Overall, it honestly could be much better and we honestly need much better. We will continue to push for more, faster, and to stop any disastrous investments in fossil fuels our children will be saddled with the financial and climate costs for.
The good news is yes- we CAN do something about all these issues, you can help be the change. We are making huge strides in cleaning up our towns and waterways and helping everyday people become better aware of environmental issues and become involved in them, on our reusable bag campaigns, which are succeeding in making change.
JANUARY 20 2-4 PM
Hands-on art demonstrations
Kathleen Diresta Collective art installation @ Creative Arts Studio
Plastic bag upcycling event.
Barb Karyo will demonstrate for adults how to crochet reusable bags from plastic bags and teach anyone interested how.
Lori Pappas will lead a children’s workshop where kids will create unique art from recycled items
JANUARY 25 7PM
New Screening of Bag It Movie with the Village of Sea Cliff
Can Rockville Centre address single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution?
We’re going to find out!
Join Us Tonight, January 9, 2018 at 7pm to start the discussion
Turn Of The Corkscrew
110 N Park Ave,
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
We hope you can make it and become part of the movement as we officially start our grassroots reusable bag campaign in Rockville Centre. Help us eliminate needless single use plastic and other checkout bag pollution so we do not continue to harm our environment.
Have friends there? Know someone there we should talk to? Just reply and let us know!
REGULATORY ROLLBACK BY FEDS
We knew it would NOT be good news when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced a briefing yesterday on 30 minutes notice.
Apparently your ocean (Yes, including the Atlantic) is being made great again for gas and oil drilling, spills, pollution and everything else that comes with it- huge rollbacks in regulations by executive orders, effective immediately and revoking previous moderated plans.
We will be opposing this at every possible turn and will be joining our allies to bring the public together to stop this. https://www.boem.gov/National-Program/
NYC TRYING TO TAP GROUNDWATER SHARED WITH LI
NYC is moving forward with plans to reopen their access to Nassau County’s drinking water, including the fragile, last remaining source for Long Beach and several other towns. They plan to effectively remove 60% the amount that Nassau does daily. This will have a huge impact.
See article: NYC seeks renewal of permit to tap groundwater shared with LI
In spite of what we were working towards this fall, there now doesn’t seem to be any hearings needed, so our petition may be one of only a few ways to stand up against this.
YOUR VOICE WILL BE IMPORTANT TO GETTING OUR WATER PROTECTED. CONSIDERING ONLY 28 PEOPLE INCLUDING OFFICIALS WENT TO THE JUNE HEARING, DO NOT ASSUME YOUR CONCERNS ARE BEING HEARD.
If you haven’t already, please sign and share our petition here. If you have, please share it now.