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Annie McClelland

Annie McClelland

Annie began working for CCE in 2011 and found herself quickly at home in the world of grass-roots environmental activism. In 2013, she graduated from Cornell University with a degree in History. She has worked on a number of campaigns at CCE, including Long Island Sound restoration, passing the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, and limiting the use of harmful pesticides on Long Island. Annie works in the Farmingdale office as the Long Island Program Coordinator.

Annie's Posts

It’s Time to Say YES to Offshore Wind

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New York is at an energy crossroads. We must choose between more fossil fuels that will leave us with a legacy of toxic pollution or a pollution-free, renewable energy future.  New York is considering multiple proposals to advance offshore wind farms.  It’s time to end Long Island’s continued reliance on dirty fossil fuels, and invest […]

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PSEG-LI’s Utility 2.0: A vision for the “utility of the future”or business as usual?

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This summer, PSEG-LI released “Utility 2.0,” the utility’s long-awaited Long Range Plan for renewable energy on Long Island. While PSEG-LI’s commitment to invest in energy efficiency and solar as well as steps to cut unnecessary electric use at peak times is a good start, the Plan fails to provide a necessary clean energy vision for […]

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Saving Shark Week one #SharkFact at a Time

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It’s that time of the year again! #SharkWeek is back, and with it comes lots of old fears and myths about sharks. Shark Week was originally developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks. Unfortunately it has devolved into a pop-science fear fest in recent years (Shark of Darkness…really?). But it’s time to stop selling pseudoscience […]

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A Clean Face shouldn’t mean Dirty Water: 10 things you didn’t know about microbeads

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1. Microbeads are used in hundreds of personal care products (including toothpaste, shaving cream, shower gel and exfoliating scrubs): Today, a significant number of personal care products such as scrubs and toothpastes are known to contain thousands of minuscule balls of plastic called microbeads. Over the years, microbeads have replaced traditional, biodegradable alternatives such as […]

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Highlights from the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference

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On November 13, 2013, CCE co-sponsored the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference entitled, “Offshore Wind Power for New York: Reaching America’s Next Clean Energy Frontier.” The conference was held at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where close to 200 attendees packed the Wang Center’s theater to hear activists, experts, and industry leaders describe how […]

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Donald Trump Masquerades on Halloween as Environmentalist, Friend of the Community

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‘The Donald’ is known for a lot of things—running casinos, building luxury towers, investing in golf courses—but protecting the environment is not one of them. So when Newsday reports that Trump is interested in buying Plum Island to build a luxury golf course, clubhouse, and helicopter landing pads instead of allowing conservationists to convert the […]

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Shark Week: Setting the Record Straight

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It’s that time of the year again! Shark Week is back, and with it comes lots of old fears and myths about sharks. Shark week was originally developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks.  Unfortunately, it has devolved into a pop-science fear fest in recent years. Sharks have roamed our oceans since before the time […]

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