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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n8 (02/21/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Buffalo Contingent Joins 30,000 at Climate Action Rally in DC

Organizers are calling it the “the biggest climate change rally in US history,” claiming 50,000 participants representing more than 100 different organizations and 31 states. They converged on Washington, DC with the stated intention to pressure President Barack Obama to step up action to avert catastrophic climate change. Among them were two busloads of Buffalo residents.

Small Talk

Profiles in courage: At this week’s meeting of the board of the Erie County Industrial Development Authority, a contingent of directors, including Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and board vice chairman Chris Johnston of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, blocked the approval of $4.24 million in tax abatements for the $100 million Conventus project, a medical office building at the corner of Main and High streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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