CALL CUOMO TODAY
: NO TAR SANDS CRUDE
IN NY –
NO TO GLOBAL HEATING
Gov Cuomo’s DEC
may issue a permit this Thursday to Global Partners for a facility to heat heavy crude from the Tar Sands in Canada, the dirtiest oil in the world, producing less net energy than ordinary crude and emitting far more greenhouse pollution. This facility would use multiple boilers to heat rail cars full of “heavy crude oil” to allow it to flow enough to be pumped to barges on the Hudson. The only heavy crude in sight is from the infamous Alberta Tar Sands, which Global has not denied.
Reports say that a DEC
could announce a decision to permit the project this Thursday. http://bit.ly/1KZrcEy
Tar sands crude, AKA
dilbit, sinks in water and would pollute the Hudson indefinitely if it spills. The 2010 Kalamazoo River spill cost over $1.2 Billion. Top climate scientist James Hansen has said that development of the huge Tar Sands reserves would be “game over for the climate”. As greenhouse gases increase, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe, like the record California drought, firestorms in the southwestern USA
, hurricanes and superstorms flooding cities as energy and moisture in the atmosphere increases. The western USA
is on track to become a permanent Dust Bowl in the next few decades. The northeast could face superstorms like Sandy every year later this century.
We don’t need ANY
new fossil fuel development – we can meet all our energy needs by efficient design and a mix of abundant renewable sources plus reliable energy storage. Clean energy systems could create millions of living wage US jobs. The Jacobson study showed how NY State could thrive on 100% renewable energy by 2030 if we make the effort.
Call Cuomo 518-474-8390 (#3 to get a live person, #2 to record)
Some talking points:
Reject the Global Heating permit and insist on a full environmental review
No Tar Sands in NY – letting it in would be a catastrophic precedent
It would destroy the good will he won by stopping fracking,
and inspire outrage nationally and internationally
Protect Our River: consider the cost and trouble of PCB
Don’t impose more hazards on the hard-hit South End community
No more Fossil Fuel development, especially the dirtiest sources
Clean energy is ready – all new energy projects should be
renewables, storage and efficiency.
Then you can also tell other officials to call the Governor and speak out against the Global Heating permit
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan: 434-5100
Albany County Exec. Dan McCoy: 447-7040
Assembly Member Phil Steck: 455-5931
Assembly Member John T. McDonald: 455-4474
Assembly Member Pat Fahy: 455-4178
Senator Neil Breslin: 455-2225