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Use your words: help stop off shore oil and gas drilling!!!

Help stop off shore oil and gas drilling!!!

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Great turnout and rally last week! Now its time for you to take the next step!

Thank you to our volunteers, friends and the numerous organizations who attended last week’s hearing in Smithtown and spoke out! Special thanks to Assembly Members Engelbright, Pellegrino, and D’Urso who brought it all together to give Long Island a voice. Without them, the only hearing on offshore drilling in New York would have been 186 miles from the coast, in Albany.

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COMMENTS HEARD NOW!

The Trump administration wants to open all offshore ocean areas, as close as 3 miles, to off shore oil and gas drilling leases. The comment period is open now for oil and gas exploration environmental considerations.

Leave your direct comments by the March 9, 2018 deadline:
https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=BOEM-2017-0074-0001

And find instructions here:
https://www.boem.gov/National-Program-Comment/#submitcomments
Click here for our testimony from the hearing:

Make your voice heard!

 

Wind 4 LI Wind Advocates Meeting

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Join our Wind 4 LI advocacy meeting at Long Beach Public Library
Thursday 6/16 at 7PM
111 West Park Ave Long Beach

https://www.facebook.com/events/1641758179481868/

Leading to next Week’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) public meetings, especially our local one at Hofstra University, we will discuss what this means, what is at stake, and help YOU become involved in the process and attend BOEM’s Meeting at Hofstra University.

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From BOEM:

On June 6, 2016, BOEM published an Environmental Assessment (EA) in the Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period. The EA considers potential impacts associated with issuing a lease, associated surveys, and approving the installation of resource assessment facilities (i.e., meteorological tower and/or buoys) in the New York Wind Energy Area.

BOEM will hold public meetings in June to provide an overview of the EA findings and offer additional opportunities for public comments. BOEM’s public meetings will be held at the following locations:

Monday June 20, 2016
Long Branch Middle School (Auditorium)
404 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Hofstra University (MPR Room)
900 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, New York 11549
6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (Note: New location)
Westhampton Beach Elementary School
379 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978
6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building (Hazard Rooms A & B)
215 S Ferry Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Waypoint Event Center at Fairfield Inn & Suites
Sea Loft Room
185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In addition to the EA meetings, BOEM will host an auction seminar in New York City to describe the auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through meaningful examples. It will be followed by a public meeting on BOEM’s planning and leasing efforts regarding New York offshore wind energy activities. The public seminar and public meeting will be held at the following location:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
TKP New York Conference Center, Empire A Room
109 W 39th St., New York, NY 10018
Auction Seminar: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Public Meeting: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with an overview presentation at 5:30 p.m.)