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Sunday, March 6, 2016
TWO IMPORTANT ACTIONS, ONE MUST-SEE FILM
Protect New York. Help halt construction of the giant fracked-gas power plant in Orange County and the high-pressure fracked-gas pipeline that will cut through Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam Counties. How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things That Climate Can’t Change is the latest film from Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox, whose 2010 film Gasland alerted millions to the dangers posed by fracking. Shot in twelve countries on six continents, How to Let go of the World is a deeply personal take on climate change that, according to Variety, “takes heart in communities that have found small-scale solutions.” The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and now Josh is taking it on the road. Two of the first screenings will be in New York communities that are on the frontlines in the battle against the reckless expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Thursday March 10 at 6:30 PM
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Highway
Sugar Loaf, NY
East Coast premiere. Josh Fox will be on hand to lead a discussion after the screening. Admission is free, but a $10 donation to “Protect Orange County/Stop CPV Fund” is suggested. For ticket information go to Protectorangecounty.org, or email [email protected].
Sugar Loaf is just a few miles away from the Orange County Town of Wawayanda, which is the site of a proposed 650 MW gas-fired power plant that local citizens have been battling for years. Although the project has already been licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), it is not a done deal.
New York State can kill the entire project by denying a water quality permit for the pipeline that will transport fracked gas to the power plant. No pipeline, no power plant,it’s that simple. There are sufficient reasons for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to deny the permit because construction of the pipeline would disrupt streams and cut through protected wetlands. Stand with the frontline citizens of Orange County by asking Governor Cuomo to direct the NYS DEC to deny a 401 water quality permit for the feeder pipeline.
Learn more at Protectorangecounty.org.
Monday, March 14 at 6:30 PM
2900 Purchase Street
Once again, Josh will be on hand for the only scheduled screening of his film in the metropolitan area. RSVP here.
Purchase is a hamlet in Westchester County, which will be impacted by the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline. This high-pressure pipeline will cross the Hudson River and pass within 105-feet of critical structures of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The unimaginable risks posed by siting an explosive pipeline next to this aging, troubled nuclear reactor has led scores of scientists and elected officials to call on FERC to reconsider its decision to license the pipeline. On February 29, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a halt to construction pending a state safety review of the project.
Learn more about the AIM Pipeline at Stop the Algonquin Pipeline.
No one should be surprised that FERC approved the AIM Pipeline — it hasn’t rejected a single pipeline license application in the last thirty years. Join the Delaware Riverkeeper Network in calling for an independent investigation into the abuse of process and law by FERC, including its blatant bias in approving pipeline projects.
One More Request: Please donate to Josh’s Kickstarter campaign, so he can bring How to Let Go of the World to one hundred cities and towns in the U.S. and around the world.