A $370 MILLION corporate project paid out ofratepayers’ pockets?
Building Fracking infrastructure on the shores of Cayuga Lake?
Pipelines for fracked gas right here in the Finger Lakes?
Continued violation of the Two Row Wampum and other Native Treaties?
Poisoning of land, people, and water?
NOT IN OUR COMMUNITIES!
Let’s Join Together and Say NO to Converting the Cayuga Power Plant (formerly AES Cayuga) to Fracked Gas.
There are alternatives to fossil fuels, and now is the time for a just transition, which meansnon-industrial, local, renewable energyandfair-paying,permanentjobs.
The Finger Lakes region has a long history of violent colonization by governments, militaries, and corporate interests as well as a long history of resistance. Those of us who are settlers on stolen land have the moral obligation to protect and respect waters and lands, while respecting indigenous communities and honoring treaties. Cayuga Lake is a watershed which supplies drinking water for thousands of people, a habitat for wildlife and aquatic creatures, and feeds the food that we grow.
Converting the coal-fired power plant to one which burns fracked gas will take us one step closer towards fracking in the Finger Lakes region and means the increased presence of fracking industry related infrastructure including more pipelines through farmland. This incredibly expensive project (a third of a billion dollars) will be paid for by ratepayers and will disproportionately affect lower income people and, subsequently, people of color. The proposed project is harmful, destructive, directly in violation of the Two Row Wampum, and a move in the wrong direction. It’s time to replace dangerous forms of energy like gas, coal and oil and find alternatives that promote healthy communities, self-sustenance, and long-term survival.
Come say NO to more fracking infrastructure in New York, NO to increased electric bills for all, NO to corporate projects over community health!
WHO: You! Your Family! Your Community!
WHERE: Cayuga Power Plant, Lansing (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ad1Kw)
WHEN: Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 AM
WHAT: A rally at the industry’s gates, with speakers, signs, and puppets.
WHY: Defending our communities from the Fracking Industry and advocating for a just transition from the deadly fossil fuel economy.
6/27 Artmake and Orientation at 6:30 pm in the Worker’s Center above Autumn Leaves on the Commons. Everyone Welcome!
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