|Sandra Steingraber Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from SUNY _ESF
Yesterday I received an honorary doctoral degree from SUNY-ESF, the nation's oldest and most venerable college of environmental science and forestry. I also had the additional honor of addressing the graduating class of 2013, along with parents, alums, trustees, and faculty.
My remarks focused on what I consider to be the defining moral and scientific question of our time and of our beloved state: continue the ruinous addiction to fossil fuels via fracking or declare our independence once and for all, via the roadmap that Jacobson et al offers us?
I also described the situation that Inergy has created on the west bank of Seneca Lake and my act of civil disobedience at the compressor station there.
I did not miss the opportunity to deliver a personal invitation to SUNY-ESF alum, NY DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens: march with us at the June 17th rally in Albany.
I'm pleased to report that my words received a lengthy standing ovation, which I take as a signal: New Yorkers are ready and eager to move past regressive, brutal, climate-killing forms of energy extraction. Albany, take note.
Ecowatch has just posted my remarks. Here's the direct link:
Improve Your World: No Fracking, Yes Renewable Energy
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