Saturday, February 14, 2009

MEETING: Proposed Petro-Coke Gas Plant

A meeting on the proposed Lackawanna petroleum-coke gasification plant is scheduled for Monday, February 16th, 7pm, Daemen College [Map] at the Wick Student Center in the Alumni Lounge.

If built, the proposed Lackawanna gasification plant will spew four million tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere every year – equal to one new giant coal plant. It’s time to take the first steps toward creating a coalition that will oppose construction of this plant.

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Overview of Lackawanna project
3. Criticism of the project
4. Update on recent activities
  • Meeting with the Buffalo News
  • Contacting legislators
5. Subcommittee reports
  • Health issues
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Waterfront development issues
  • SEQRA issues
6. Discussion of possible position statements
7. Building a campaign -- Next steps
  • Coalition building
  • Subcommittee work
  • Publicity
8. Next general meeting

Questions? Please contact Walter Simpson
, WNY Climate Action Coalition, at

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