NYPIRG joined the Stop Astoria NRG Fracked Gas Plant Coalition and dozens of elected officials to call on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to stop the Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant.
NYPIRG celebrated Earth Day with a virtual event featuring keynote speaker Judith Enck, former EPA Region 2 Administrator and President and Founder of Beyond Plastics. We discussed community and student empowerment and the fight for a livable future.
NYPIRG and our coalition partners held an online teach-in on the Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant. We went over why a brand new fracked gas power plant would hurt our communities and the climate, and how you can join the growing movement to stop it and create thousands of good, green union jobs.
We were also joined by Representatives Jamaal Bowman, Ritchie Torres, and Mondaire Jones as we discussed a variety of tactics to work with activists, politicians, and organizations across the nation on this critical issue.
The nation has begun an unprecedented vaccination campaign to protect
Americans from COVID-19. The Biden Administration has promised to vaccinate
100 million Americans in its first 100 days in office. As with any other
important health issue, it is important to get the facts from scientific
resources. NYPIRG has partnered with “Let’s Get Immunized New York” to educate the state on this important issue.
If you want to know about the state’s COVID vaccination program, you can
access it here.
If you want to find a vaccination location, you can access that information here.
If you want background information on vaccines generally, you can get it
here. And in Spanish
Of course, there are other important sources of information, but what is
most important is that we all act. It is only through sustained civic
action that this pandemic can be stopped. We must all do our part. Thank
you and please be safe.