Our deep appreciation goes to Owen Crowley, who single-handedly filmed, edited (incorporating the speakers’ slides), and posted video of UFA’s Tankers & Turbines event that was held two weeks ago. If you missed the event at Rutgers Church, you can view the various parts of the evening by clicking on the photos below. Please watch, share, and spread the word that we must get Governors Christie and Cuomo to veto Liberty Natural Gas’ deepwater port application.
1. Sean Dixon from Clean Ocean Action (see their Port Ambrose fact-sheet here) spoke to the audience about Liberty Natural Gas’ proposed port, how it would bring in tankers as long as the Empire State Building is tall, carrying explosive cargo among the shipping lanes of one of the busiest ports in the country. Governor Chris Christie vetoed past applications and he and Governor Cuomo can and should nix this one. Don’t wait to call Cuomo at (212) 681-4580 or (518) 474-8390, or Gov. Christie at (609) 292-6000.
2. Fossil fuels are so 20th century! The Sierra Club’s David Alicea showed the audience why we should support clean energy such as offshore wind rather than continue down the path that has put our ecosystem in such peril. We need to bear down on policy-makers to rapidly transition to carbon-free energy sources.
3. The always-elucidating Al Appleton, water and sustainability expert, puts today’s energy crossroads in historical context of both man and planet. He highlights the fact that if New York state embraces clean energy it will see myriad economic, public health and other benefits.
4. Also watch the Q&A part of the evening for some excellent points which were raised by audience members, and hear additional speaker insights as to how we can all be more effective advocates.
Again, many thanks to Owen for these high-quality (the screen capture images here may be blurry, but the video is not!) videos that so expertly capture these important presentations. Please watch and share widely with your friends, family and colleagues.
Thanks for all you do!
The United for Action Team