The Trailblazer is the quarterly newsletter of the Sierra Club Niagara Group and is distributed via postal service to Sierra Club Niagara Group members. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the Trailblazer, or wish to share some information to our staff, please send us an email with your request to: sierratrailblazer @ gmail.com. Deadlines for submissions during the year are as follows: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Trailblazer January 2014 Articles: Update on West Valley Nuclear Facility, Promise of N.Y.S Nuclear Facility, Scotland is going 100% Green by 2020; Shame on Dirty America, Executive Committee Election Results 2014
Trailblazer July 2013
Articles: Annual Report, Recycling Locally, New Environmental Radio Station, Crossroads Rally, Solar Array Project, Volunteering for the Sierra Club
Trailblazer January 2013
Articles: Feed In Tariff (FIT) Progress, Renewable Energy in Niagara County, Hydrofracking, Ash Trees and the Emerable Ash Borer, Active Hope Book Review
Trailblazer July 2012
Articles: Green Jobs, Feed In Tariff (FIT): Local Renewable Energy Legislation, Environmental Education Awards Dinner, Bruce Kershner Award, Blake Reeves Award
Trailblazer April 2012
Articles: The Echoes of Rachel Carson – Our Dilemma; New Trailblazer Editor; Special Thanks to Paul Maine and Liz Kaszubski; Emerald Ash Borer in New York State; Environmental Science Competition; The Sierra Club Tells Natural Gas Company to Pay Up; Upcoming Annual Niagara Group Dinner May 2, 2012
>March HELEN Update on Hydrofracking in New York State
Buffalo Common Council and Niagara Falls pass resolution to ban hydrofracking in New York State!
View Copy of Buffalo Common Council Letter to Governor Cuomo
Trailblazer January 2012
Articles: Public Comment Period on Hydrofracking Extended; Fracking Questions; Niagara Group Emails; Sierra Club Action Alert; Sen. Grisanti to help with Robert Moses Parkway Removal; 2012 Will be Year of Decision Regarding Chemical Waste Management (CWM) Expansion; Large Delegation Attends Dansville DEC Hearing on Fracking.
Trailblazer October 2011 Part 1
Articles on: Update from the Chairman on Hydrofracking; Executive Committee Member Ballots; What is Hydrofracking; Sierra Club Email List Questions
Trailblazer October 2011 Part 2
Articles continuing from Part 1, including: Concern about Hydrofracking Not Trivial; New WNY Environmental Group Formed; Vatican Plea
Articles on: Hydrofracking, the Buffalo Waterfront, CMW Expansion Plan (Hazardous Waste Site), Robert Moses Parkway, Executive Committee member Larry Beahan, Niagara Group Elections
Articles on: Fuel Economy; NY’s new DEC Commissioner; WNY Environmental Alliance; Annual Niagara Group Dinner announcement for May 11, 2011; City of Buffalo Bans Hydrofracking; Atlantic Chapter Sets Conservation Priorities; Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes Environmental Stance