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.

We Invite you to an informative evening hosted by our Writers Group

The Cryptocurrency Mining Dilemma

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Have you been wondering what’s all the buzz about cryptocurrency? Why is it a problem for our environment, for the climate? Then please join us for answers to many of your questions.

  • WHAT: The Cryptocurrency Mining Dilemma
  • WHEN: September 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm
  • WHERE: Join Us Virtually – find the Zoom link here

You don’t want to miss this impressive group of presenters. Their knowledge, experience and involvement on this issue make them the perfect lineup to help us unravel the cryptocurrency dilemma.

Lauren Darcy, Senior Planner, Ecological Programs, Buffalo Niagara Water Keeper

Dr. Colin Read, former Mayor of Plattsburgh, NY and SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of Economics and Finance

Dr. Anna Kelles, NYS Assembly Member, District 125 ( City of Ithaca, Tompkins County)

Lauren Darcy will address cryptocurrency/Bitcoin/block chain mining, its excessive use of energy, and its local impact in North Tonawanda.
Dr. Colin Read will present a broad overview of the cryptocurrency issue and its effects on energy and economics.
NY Assembly Member Anna Kelles will discuss statewide legislative efforts for a moratorium and regulatory restrictions on this rapidly expanding and potentially dangerous industry.

Please join us to also learn what you can do to help solve this dilemma!

Take Action by Submitting Comments to the Public Service Commission regarding the Digihost Cryptocurrency proposal for the Fortistar Plant in North Tonawanda.

Find the link and comment suggestions here.


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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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