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Fracking for oil and gas threatens our drinking water, our health, our neighborhoods, and our climate. That’s why, for the second year in a row, thousands of grassroots activists are rising up in more than 20 countries, on 6 continents, at more than 200 events—on a single day, this coming Saturday, October 19—to call for an end to this destructive practice and to challenge our leaders to pursue a clean-energy future.

There’s a Global Frackdown event near you in Manhattan this Saturday, October 19.

☆YOU’RE INVITED!☆
Global Frackdown in Manhattan
Host: Owen C.

Where: Park above Pier 62 on the Hudson, Manhattan, NY 10011 (in Manhattan)

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:00 AM
What: At more than 200 events in more than 20 countries on 6 continents, thousands of activists will rise up in action during the Global Frackdown—an international day of action to ban fracking and to protect our water, air, and climate from the fossil fuel industry’s assaults. It’s going to be huge!


While this is not an Manhattan Wetlands & Wildlife event, MWAWA strongly supports it. Birdman

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Fracking for oil and gas threatens our drinking water, our health, our neighborhoods, and our climate. That’s why, for the second year in a row, thousands of grassroots activists are rising up in more than 20 countries, on 6 continents, at more than 200 events—on a single day, this coming Saturday, October 19—to call for an end to this destructive practice and to challenge our leaders to pursue a clean-energy future.
There’s a Global Frackdown event near you in Manhattan this Saturday, October 19.

Can you make it?

Yes, I’ll be there!

For more details about the event, check the invitation below. Thanks for all you do.

–Victoria, Matt P., Linda, Manny, and the rest of the team

☆YOU’RE INVITED!☆
Global Frackdown in Manhattan
Host: Owen C.

Where: Park above Pier 62 on the Hudson, Manhattan, NY 10011 (in Manhattan)

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:00 AM

What: At more than 200 events in more than 20 countries on 6 continents, thousands of activists will rise up in action during the Global Frackdown—an international day of action to ban fracking and to protect our water, air, and climate from the fossil fuel industry’s assaults. It’s going to be huge! Can you join us at the Global Frackdown event in Manhattan to join the call to ban fracking? Click below to learn more about the event near you and to RSVP.

YES, I’LL BE THERE!

Sorry, I can’t make it, but I’m interested in getting more updates.

Bo

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Building a Resilient New York City: Riverkeeper EcoSalon Oct. 24

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Building a Resilient New York City: Riverkeeper EcoSalon Oct. 24

Join Riverkeeper on Thursday, Oct. 24 for Greening Post-Sandy New York City, a discussion of the opportunities and challenges we face in protecting New York City’s shoreline communities, infrastructure, energy supplies, economy and environment from future storms.

The evening’s discussion will be moderated by Ambassador John Negroponte and will include Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Kim Yao, AIA, Principal, Architecture Research Office; and Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper. Together we will explore this critically important topic as our city approaches the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

WHEN: October 24, 2013
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – 6:00 p.m.
Panel discussion – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, 44th Floor
Entrance on 8th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets

TICKETS:
$250 Supporter
$500 Advocate

Purchase your tickets online or contact:

Missy Falkenberg at mfalkenberg, (914) 478-4501, ext. 229.

Kindly respond by October 17.

Ticket sales will support Riverkeeper’s work to defend the Hudson River and its tributaries, including New York City waterways, and protect the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

SPECIAL THANKS
Riverkeeper is grateful to the following for generous underwriting support for this event:

greenwood energy logo 150 Hearst corp logo 200 Durst Organization
Iron Shore logo 150 NYC EEC logo 200

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s
Dr. Howard Rubin
Joe Boren
Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc.
Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, Harvard University

Join NowRiverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. Contribute to this vital work, become a member today.

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The FUKUSHIMA nuclear accident:

Ongoing Lessons for New York & bOSTON

Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission joins panel to discuss
the risks of nuclear power at the Indian Point and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Stations

Seminar Tuesday, Oct. 8 in NYC

Seminar Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Boston

You are cordially invited to attend a panel of speakers that includes the former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Gregory Jaczko;former NRCCommissioner Peter Bradford;and nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, who will share their perspectives on nuclear safety and the future of nuclear power. Naoto Kan, the former Japanese Prime Minister, will join the panel of esteemed speakers to address the future of nuclear power and the lessons to be learned from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident. The panel will specifically address concerns regarding Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant now operating with an expired license in Buchanan, New York and Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The seminars will be held in New York City at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128 (Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall) on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and in Boston at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133 (Gardner Auditorium) on Wednesday, Oct. 9. More speakers will be announced.

Gregory Jaczko was the Chairman of the NRC during the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the catastrophe at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. He was confronted by three reactor meltdowns and a nuclear crisis that persists to this day. In 2012, Jaczko cast the lone dissenting vote on plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Peter Bradford served as a Commissioner on the NRC during the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.

Earlier this year on June 4, 2013, Jaczko, Bradford and Gundersen were joined by Japan’s former Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, where they spoke at the San Diego County Administrative Center about their concerns regarding the safety of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Three days after the panel, the plant was closed permanently.

U.S. citizens are now questioning the safety of the Indian Point and Pilgrim nuclear power plants. In the event of a catastrophe like Fukushima, these plants would threaten millions. A nuclear disaster at Indian Point would threaten the entire population of New York City and the outlying metropolitan area (see a graphic of the radioactive plume released in the first 24 hours of the ongoing Fukushima disaster superimposed over Indian Point and surrounding region on page 3 of this announcement.) A crisis at Pilgrim poses similar danger to millions surrounding Boston.

The panel discussion is open to the public and news media.

Registration: There is no fee for the seminar, however donations to offset speakers’ travel and other expenses are greatly appreciated, payable to the Samuel Lawrence Foundation: samuellawrencefoundation.org . In order to facilitate registration at the event, please pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/FukushimaLessonsforNY

For people who are unable to attend, the NY and Boston panel can be heard on a live feed at

www.livestream.com/fukushimalessons. These webcasts will be archived at the link for at least 30 days.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leah Brown / Olive PR Solutions

o: 619.955.5285 x105/ m: 858.337.2995

leah www.OlivePRSolutions.com

For further information, please contact:

Sandra Bartsch / Sandra Bartsch Productions, Inc.
Cell 310-600-8184 Fax 760-744-0503
sandra

New York Event:

What/Who: The panel, The Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Lessons for New York, will include former NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko, who led the commission during the Fukushima-Daiichi accident, along with former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford, and nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen. More speakers to be announced.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 (Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall)
Why: Indian Point is a three-unit nuclear power station located in Buchanan, New York, 25 miles outside New York City. Potential risk of a nuclear crisis at Indian Point would pose a danger to millions in the New York area. The technology at the plant is 40 years old, and the containment domes were not designed to hold 100 tons of melting uranium in event of an accident and meltdown. Both Chernobyl and Fukushima are examples of accidents in outdated nuclear reactors.

Boston Event:

What: The panel, The Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Lessons for Boston, will include former NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko, who led the commission during the Fukushima-Daiichi accident, along with former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford, and nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen. More speakers to be announced.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133 (Gardner Auditorium)
Why: The Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station is located in Plymouth, MA, 40 miles outside Boston. Last summer, Jaczko and the community presented legal appeals and environmental warnings to shut down Pilgrim, however, the NRC renewed the 40-year-old nuclear plant’s license for another 20 years despite these oppositions. A nuclear crisis at Pilgrim would pose a danger to millions of people who live within 50 miles of Pilgrim, including those in the city of Boston.

Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY 12508
845-265-8080 x 7113 Fax: 845-831-2821
845-807-1270 (cell)
845-687-9253 (home office)
www.clearwater.org

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