About two dozen activists held vigil today in front of the federal building in Syracuse urging President Obama to reject the expansion of the Keystone pipeline. The action follows the release late last week of the State Department’s final environmental impact review, on which the president is expected to base his decision. Long-time activist Sandy Porter says the process harms the environment from the time huge earth movers dig out the tar sands, to where they process it.
Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun. S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.
WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.