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 NEED YOUR HELP – PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENT TO FERC

Northern Access Pipeline

Say No to National Fuel’s Request for Extension of Time TIME’S UP!

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

November 6, 2020 Deadline

Go here for directions, suggested comment topics and more info.

National Fuel has applied to FERC, requesting 3 more years, until December 2024, to start and complete the Northern Access 2016 Pipeline Project. It appears they have not even notified those most impacted, the landowners, along the 97 mile route of the pipeline of this request and comment period.

  • Will you please submit a comment to FERC? The timing of this in the middle of this all important election is terrible! On the other hand, writing and submitting your comment will take your mind off watching election returns for a bit and much gratitude will come your way!!

Go here for directions, suggested comment topics and more info.


NORTHERN ACCESS PIPELINE

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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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PIPELINE GO HERE


COMMUNITY SOLAR

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!

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

Solar Page


URGENT: Stand Up Against Attacks on Clean Water

TAKE ACTION – Please Send a Message to your representatives asking for their support to protect the Clean Water Act

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW

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SAY NO to Proposed Gutting of the Clean Water Act

Instead of protecting our water, the EPA is trying to roll back environmental protections and make it easier for the fossil fuel industry to pollute our waters.

This time it is Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that is under attack. The 401 gives States and Tribes the right to regulate and protect waterways.  Section 401 was used when NYSDEC denied the Water Quality Certification for the Northern Access Pipeline, protecting 192 streams in Western NY and now the EPA wants to take away these protections.

A new proposed rule would significantly limit the ability for States and Tribes to protect their water quality and expedite fossil fuel development. Fracked gas pipelines, coal plants, and other dirty energy sources devastate and pollute our waterways; and now the EPA wants to destroy one of the only ways States and Tribes have to keep our waters drinkable, fishable and swimmable. 

Don’t let them get away with it. PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW sending a message to your representatives asking for their support to uphold our basic clean water protections!!

To maximize your impact, make sure you add a personal comment about what clean water means to you. 


West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility Clean-Up

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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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