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When: 7:30 PM
Where: Online

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.

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When: 7 PM
Where: Online

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.

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When: 7 PM
Where: Online

NYPIRG and our coalition partners held a training session for the March 31 Danskammer power plant public hearing (see below for more information and to register).

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When: 12 PM
Where: Astoria, Queens

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.

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When: 1 PM
Where: Online (Zoom)

Help NYPIRG kick off the spring push to pass the New York Public Banking Act (S1762A/A5782), a transformative bill that would create a framework for the creation of local public banks dedicated to investing in racially and economically just development. Join community, labor, and cooperative organizations from across the state in support of critical legislation to divest public money from Wall Street and invest in a just recovery for all New Yorkers.

Co-hosted by Public Bank NYC, the Rochester Public Banking Coalition, and the NYS Community Equity Agenda.

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When: 5 PM
Where: Online

Please join us as we celebrate Earth Day! We will discuss how to build the political momentum needed to move New York to a livable future – one with clean water, clean air, free of fossil fuels, and powered by 100% renewable energy. Hear from keynote speaker, Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator and President of Beyond Plastics.

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