Campaigns

Tonawanda: There are 53 industrial facilities in Tonawanda, the highest concentration of air regulated facilities in the state. Two major interstate highways intersect in the community and one holds a tollbooth where traffic congestion is a problem. We work every day to build community power to reduce environmental risks and better community health. Learn more…

Local Emergency Response: In July of 2011 Niagara Lubricants caught fire in Buffalo’s Blackrock neighborhood. For 23 hours, residents endured a toxic cocktail of petroleum, lye and propane that was released into the air.  No one was evacuated. This was one of industrial fires that occurred that summer in residential neighborhoods. Since then, residents have come together to fight for a better emergency response system that prioritizes the health of residents that live next to industry. Learn more…

Westside: 45% of households on the West Side have asthma- that’s three times the number on the East Side of Buffalo. There are many misconceptions as to why so many people have asthma, but no one is talking about the fact that 5 thousand trucks, and 20 thousand cars pass through the West Side everyday. Learn more…

Bus Lots: Residents are joining to fight against some loud and smelly neighbors: school buses. There are 7 First Student bus lots up against the homes of WNY residents. Learn more…