In this virtual trivia event , Zoom guests played alongside host New York State Assemblyman Zohran Mamdani and local Queens celebrities to test their knowledge of the climate crisis and NRG’s proposal to build a dirty fracked gas power plant in Astoria, Queens.
Participants learned how we have beat fracked gas projects before and how together we can stop fracked gas projects like NRG, Danskammer, Gowanus Repowering, and others from building "peaker plants" that would threaten our air, our health, and our future.
NYPIRG co-sponsored an online forum featuring New York State Senator Pete Harckham, Peekskill Councilmember Vanessa Agudelo, Courtney Williams of SEnRG, Carlos Garcia of NYC-EJA, and Aneta Voronkova of Pratt NYPIRG. Participants learned about how we will transition to 100% renewables in a way that supports our communities, workers, and the neighborhoods that are most at risk from dirty energy. We also discussed exciting new renewable energy projects, initiatives, and legislation coming up.
The forum was also co-sponsored by Beyond Indian Point, Alliance for a Green Economy, Frack Action, Riverkeeper, NIRS, Food & Water Watch, Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG), Resist Spectra, and NYC Environmental Justice Alliance.
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.