On the second half of our show we are joined by Dr. Allison Stokes. She one of the leaders of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee, and is here to tell us about their nine years of success and struggles of environmental activists and town board members — in passing a local law to close the Seneca Meadows landfill — including threats of lawsuit against the town and the town board
March 14th at 4pm – Hearing to rescind the local law to close the Seneca Meadows Lawsuit.
Please come and show the number of folks who care. Our numbers can talk!!
Thurs. March 16, 2017 – Seneca Falls Climate Summit
Mynderse Academy, 105 Troy St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Participants Arrive 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Summit begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm.
(Possible March and Rally on March 11th before the hearing. Look to their facebook page for an update on that event)
Dr. Allison Stokes is a leader of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee. A retired clergywoman and scholar, she has graduate degrees from Yale and Harvard. Dr. Stokes is mother of two, and grandmother of six. A homeowner in Seneca Falls, she lives in an apartment in Rochester.
Is there a story you’d like to tell on the show?
Yes, the story I want to tell is about the success of environmental activists and town board members in Seneca Falls in passing a local law to close the Seneca Meadows landfill nine years from now, in 2025. And it is the story of the response of the corporation that owns Seneca Meadows—a lawsuit against the town and the town board.
What is the most important message you want our listeners to take away from your interview?
The message is that against great odds, with perseverance and courage, citizens can effectively oppose the wealth and power, intimidation and bullying of a huge corporation. The example is the Concerned Citizens of Seneca County’s appellate court win earlier this month against Seneca Meadows.
Any final thoughts?
An estimated 10,000 people came to Seneca Falls on January 21st as part of the women’s march. Our town is a powerful symbol. It stands for women’s rights, for human rights. We are now besieged by environmental degradation. Environmental protectors in SF are working for environmental justice. We need help in making the lawsuit against us known.