Welcome New Members and all interested in joining us!!  In these troubled times our wBFMmarchingork to PROTECT is more important than ever. Here in Western NY our group of hard working volunteers would love to have you on board! Much of the work we have been engaged in can be seen by browsing through our website.

Not a member of the Sierra Club yet? There is a link to join at the bottom of this page. Please contact us at niagarasierra@gmail.com with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

Sierra Club Niagara Group Environmental Series

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:30 

Electric School Buses in NYS and First Student

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Where: Please Join us virtually on Zoom. Find the registration here.

First Student, Inc. is one of the largest operators of school buses in New York State. Kevin Matthews, the company’s new Head of Electrification will present on the company’s vision and strategy that will drive development and deployment of electric buses and charging technologies. He will also speak to the State’s goal of 100% electric school buses by 2035.

Kevin Matthews has worked for more than 30 years in the environment, serving as managing director of the sustainability sector as National Strategies, LLC and as project co-director of the Clinton Global Initiative E.V. School Bus project.

We hope you can join us for this next offering in our monthly Environmental Series!

New York Climate Action Council Scoping Plan Hearing

Wednesday April 27 @ 3:30pm

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library   

1 Lafayette Square  

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Here’s the chance to use your voice to influence the direction of New York State’s Climate Action for years to come. Find all the resources you need to participate in the hearing right here in the Sierra Club Guide on Testifying at Climate Action Council Scoping Plan.

In 2019 NY State passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Since that time, the Climate Action Council was assembled under the leadership of NYDEC with the task of drafting a plan to achieve the mandated greenhouse gas emissions reductions and increase in renewable energy within a framework of climate justice to ensure the transition from fossil fuels is fair and equitable for all NY residents.

The Climate Action Council has released their draft scoping plan and it is now open for public comment.

This plan will influence our State’s course of action for developing renewable energy, enacting energy efficiency measures and dealing with the climate crisis over the next 10 years. We urge all our members to take part in these hearings.




In January 2022, National Fuel applied to FERC, requesting 3 more years, until December 2024, to start and complete the Northern Access 2016 Pipeline Project.

Thank you to all who commented! We now await the decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Let’s hope they do the right thing by denying National Fuel three more years! Enough is Enough!

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NYSDEC denied the necessary 401 Water Certification based on serious environmental concerns but National Fuel continues their attempt to plow ahead with gaining the right to trench across 192 WNY waterways with their fracked gas pipeline.

As they PERSISTNoNAPL Coalition will RESIST from the fracking fields in PA and northward through Western NY.



Community Solar is a way for renters and homeowners to become solar customers without investing in their own rooftop panels. By signing up you will be subscribing to a local solar array. This is the perfect solution for a variety of situations including those with shaded rooftops and apartment dwellers. Find out more on our Solar Page. You will be helping the environment by cutting your carbon footprint and saving about 10% on your monthly electric bill! All with no investment!


Find info and links to sign up for local projects on our

Solar Page

West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility Clean-Up


After nearly 40 years of deliberation, the Department of Energy (DOE) will be making its final decision as to what to do with the Nuclear Waste at the West Valley Site.

Find More Information About West Valley Clean-Up Here  

There is also information here at Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Zero Emission Electric Buses are becoming a reality for Western NY!

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Thanks everyone for your help!

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