Archive - Apr 22, 2010

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NYPIRG brings a "Storm" to Long Island's Peter King

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Apr
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By Lauren Schuster, 1Sky organizer at NYPIRG. -- Luis

Last Friday, students and local activists from NYPIRG chapters at Nassau Community College and Stony Brook University took Congressman Peter King's (R, NY-03) office by storm. Fifteen students and an handful of staff members gathered outside King’s Massapequa Park, Long Island office to demand that he protect the Clean Air Act and support clean energy legislation. King, one of the only members of the NYS congressional delegation to vote against the House passed climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, has already signed onto any of the "Dirty Air Acts" in the House, and local activists want to make sure he knows that they won't let the issue drop. (See pics from the event below or on Flickr.)

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Rain wouldn't stop the "Storm" in New Hampshire

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Apr
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By Elaine Bello, a volunteer 1Sky Regional Coordinator in New Hampshire. -- Luis

Having been involved with 1Sky for many months now, I have already participated in several events. As a new Regional Coordinator, my first action came last week on April 16th, in the form of a demonstration called “The Storm”. Our team gathered 21 people in front of New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg’s state office to make sure he knows about our hopes for the climate bill.

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Turning Earth Day into a climate action day

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Apr
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After finding myself stranded in London over the weekend as a giant cloud of volcanic ash covers the European skies, I'm glad to finally be back in U.S. soil in time for Earth Day.

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