UPCOMING EVENTS!!! HANDS ACROSS THE SAND ON MAY 16! JOIN HANDS AND STAND FOR OCEAN PROTECTION! Attend our next chapter meeting on May 6 to help in preparation for Saturday! Then come out and join in! Or just meet us at the beach on May 16, all are invited!
Next Chapter meeting is Wednesday, May 6 at Gentle Brew on Park Ave in Long Beach!!! Join us to plan for Hands Across the Sand and many other great projects to care for our beaches, oceans, and waterways!
There was a terrific crowd out at the LNG hearing in Queens which was overwhelmingly against the Port Ambrose Project. Our Chapter’s own Jeremy Thornton spoke at a press conference before the hearing along with many other environmental leaders and local elected officials.
The folks at All Our Energy had a great idea; to convene on Saturday, January 3rd at the Long Beach Public Library to help us all prepare for the January 7th Public Hearing. There will be activities and actions, sign-making, more info from speakers etc. Please come out and bring friends, this is kid-friendly. https://www.facebook.com/events/781677688565860/
For more info on the Port Ambrose LNG project please see this article from the Long Beach Herald. And for an opinion one island away, http://rockawaytimes.com/2014/12/20/groins-off-shore-rigged/
And please reply to the Facebook event for the Public Hearing on this issue. We need every person possible to attend and speak out against this project. https://www.facebook.com/events/1561916150705873 Please post and invite others.
The City of Long Beach Council is unanimously opposed to the proposed Port Ambrose LNG facility. They sent a letter to Governor Cuomo expressing this opposition. That letter can be seen here. Way to go Long Beach! The City leaders did the same several years ago. Different LNG proposal, same opposition.
Also, there is a community meeting at the Long Beach Library on Monday, December 8th. Flier below, Facebook Event here https://www.facebook.com/events/760698037351900/
We’ve mentioned several examples of water recycling from around the country here – Water Recycling – 6 Stories. Here is a more detailed view of the plant they built in Orange County, CA to take secondarily treated sewage and turn it into potable drinking water.
One of our concerns with the proposed ocean outfall pipe for the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant is that it will not solve the existing groundwater problems of over-drafting and saltwater intrusion, in fact it will likely make them worse.
But don’t take our word for it.