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The Campaign To Stop Shoreham: A Conversation With Joel Kupferman and Lenny Librizzi

July 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

  This video is a part of a series to help us understand environmental law and environmental and social justice. Lenny Librizzi and Joel Kupferman, re-live some of their activism from that time period, the late 70’s and early 80’s, as they challenge the nuclear industry at Shoreham’s nuclear reactor in Long Island, New York. SOME HISTORY: The cost estimate in 1969 for construction of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station was $217 million and was expected to be completed in 1975.  The construction was completed in 1983 with a final construction cost of $6 billion. Most of the cost [...]

Residents call for watchdog board to monitor Indian Point closure

February 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

CLICK  OR COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW LINK TO REACH VIDEO FROM CHANNEL 12 Westchester County, NYS http://westchester.news12.com/story/40016661/residents-call-for-watchdog-board-to-monitor-indian-point-closure BUCHANAN – The closure of the Indian Point plant is scheduled to begin next year,  and members of the community say they are already thinking of the safest ways that officials should proceed. They tell News 12 that they’d like to see the state implement a citizens oversight board to act as a watchdog for those who live in close proximity. Their idea is to have a board of 15 [...]

Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power: An Introduction

June 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

  Dr. Courtney Williams-Cancer Research Scientist and Anti-Fossil Fuel Activist Vice-President, Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG) www.senrg.org Co-ordinator for Resist Spectra resist aim.wordpress.com/ Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power:  An Introduction to Understanding Their Problems and Challenges Part-1:  The Fossil Fuel Side This video is an introduction to the problems/challenges of both fossil fuels and nuclear power.  Part 1 has Dr. Courtney Williams speaking on fossil fuels and their growing infrastructure.  Part 2 has Dr. Gordon Edwards talking about the nuclear aspects. Both [...]

Global Climate Change Awareness

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pat Brady, producer of “Environmental Issues”, a TV program on Staten Island Community TV, interviews 5 guests about their hopes for the upcoming April 29th., Peoples Climate March rally in Washington, D.C., and their sister rallies on Staten Island and elsewhere.  Topics include environmental justice, climate change, the current administration’s environmental positions, bringing diverse groups together and much more. Guests include:  Sally Jones, chairperson of Peace Action Fund of NYS; Samuel Blackwood, student at Fordham University; Todd, Tif, Fernandez of the NYC Organizing Team [...]

Supporting Standing Rock’s Water Protectors: Water is Sacred, Water is Life

February 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Three incredible individuals, representing various groups with environmental concerns as part of their activism, show their shared concerns with the Standing Rock activists/water protectors of North Dakota. Watch and listen as they take you on their separate journeys, one at Standing Rock, another at the Native American Ramapough Lenape camp in Mahwah Township, New Jersey, while the last recounts his civil disobedience and arrest at TD Bank in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, for  “sitting” in support of the Standing Rock demonstrators of North Dakota.  He also explains the civil [...]

COP21: Reflections on the Historic Climate Agreement – What’s next for the world?

February 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

February 3, 2016 – Six Ithacans who participated in COP21 in Paris, shared personal reflections on the 195-nation agreement on climate change. Panelists: Bob Howarth, Cornell University Sandra Steingraber, Ithaca College Karen Pinkus, Cornell University Allison Chatrchyan, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University Colleen Boland, We are Seneca Lake Introduction: Barbara Lifton, NY State Assembly Moderator: Todd Cowen, Cornell Sponsored by: Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Tompkins County Planning Department, Tompkins [...]

Resisting the Constitution Pipeline: A Family’s Fight to Protect Their Land

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catherine and Megan Holleran, the owners of this land, along with Alex Lotorto, from Energy Justice Network, who is assisting the family, explain their fight against Eminent Domain usage by the Constitution Pipeline, the courts and the state of Pennsylvania. Their property is in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and is “on” the pathway of the 124 mile route between Montrose, Pa. and Albany, NY, of this pipeline. They have not given their permission to the Constitution Pipeline for the use of their land for this purpose and are being forced to allow it to [...]

Kayak4Earth

June 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Kayaking 4 Earth Steve Posselt, the creator of this action, is actually kayaking on rivers and other waterways to bring awareness of the enormous earth changing problems already occurring due to Climate Change, in the hopes of activating us to do the right things. Steve, an engineer and author, started his kayaking journey in his homeland, Australia, continued onto the mighty Mississippi and along the eastern coastline of the US up to the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. He will further kayak in England and France arriving along the Seine River in Paris before the upcoming Climate [...]

Vera Scroggins Appeals To You And The Courts

May 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

With Asha Canalos’ Artwork for an intro, Vera Scroggins, world renowned Activist and Fracking Tour Guide of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, explains in her own words what has happened legally to her recently and how she needs “OUR” help. This is the short version. The uncut longer version follows. Part 1-Vera’s Appeals In General………(0:18 – 4:12) Part 2-Vera’s Appeals in Greater Detail………….(4:13 – 7:16) -New lawyer; change judges and places; Vera’s purpose for activism; a new trial so she can tell her story…… Part [...]