- Sierra Club - Arkansas - Local News
- Sierra Club - Arkansas - October Events
- Government & Other (non-Club) Events / Info
- What's New on the Web site
- Special Topic: Texas Coal Plants An Issue, Sierra Club Says
- Club Activities / Events / Outings Calendar (OARS) | Non-Club Events
Coal - Entergy Arkansas has announced plans to phase out coal usage at its White Bluff plant in Redfield. Sierra Club Arkansas Director Glen Hooks commented "I congratulate them on making the right decision here. This is a big step for an Arkansas utility." (8/7/15)
Recent Press Releases are on the News > Press Releases web page. [latest dated 9/8]
9/8 Tu - Sierra Club Moves for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Against EPA; Works to Protect Arkansas's Air
10/20 Tu - CAG - The next CAG General Meeting is on Tuesday Oct. 20
10/24 Sa - CAG - Fall Picnic
Check the OARS Calendar for more info on above events.
Check out Sierra Magazine's article: Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse for September [posted 9/12]
Sierra Club President Aaron Mair handles being grilled in Senate Judicial Subcommittee by Senator Ted Cruz who will not accept answers he doesn't want.
Aaron Mair's reply to Senator Cruz
10/10 Sa - Conway - Ecofest
10/19 M - Harrison - ADEQ Hearing to increase total dissolved solids (TDS) water quality criteria for Crooked Creek
Climbers: Carabiner Recall - DMM has issued a recall for a small percentage of its carabiners. The Product Safety Warning can be read at the following link: http://dmmclimbing.com/documents/dmm-product-safety-warning-11-09-2015.pdf
Several chapters of the Arkansas Master Naturalists are now accepting applications for their 2016 class.
For a listing of selected non-Club events around Arkansas, check the Events non-Club page.
Recent News Articles of Interest:
9/9 - This week the film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson’s 1998 best-selling book, comes out in theaters. Sierra Club radio host Orli Cotel spoke with director Ken Kwapis about working (and walking) in the woods with Hollywood icons Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, and how the film changed his relationship to the outdoors. For excerpt from their interview, CLICK HERE.
Items mentioned above (on Home Page) are usually not included in the What's New Section.
POSTED IN OCTOBER
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POSTED IN SEPTEMBER
- USS Hoga completes first leg of journey to NLR [posted 9/29]
- 9/29 Tu - Jasper - C&H Hog Farm Public Hearing
- College Distinguished Lecture Series info added to History Tours web page [posted 9/26]
- USDA Awards Grant for Rice co-op Plan [posted 9/20]
- Arkansas has too Many Trees? [posted 9/20]
- Invasive Species - Crapemyrtle Bark Scale identified in Arkansas [posted 9/19]
- Additional ADEQ Hearings/Meetings Scheduled [posted 9/13]
- Court rips EPA for approving Dow insecticide linked to honeybee deaths [posted 9/13]
- Millions of Gallons of Deadly Industrial Wastewater Spilled Across U.S. [posted 9/13]
- Brief description of 9/12 Walks Through History tour of Tital II ICBM Launch Complex [posted 9/12]
- For information on web site changes in prior months, go to the About Us > What's New page.
Special Topic: Texas Coal Plants An Issue, Sierra Club Says
By Doug Thompson - NW News - December 30, 2014
Two coal-fired power plants in Texas stand as the most immediate threat to air quality in Northwest Arkansas, said the director of the Sierra Club in Arkansas.
The plants are among seven at issue in a Jan. 15 public hearing in Oklahoma City. The federal Environmental Protection Agency called the hearing after rejecting parts of Texas' plan to gradually reduce the amount of haze-causing sulfur dioxide from the plants.
Glen Hooks, this state's Sierra Club director, said his group will argue at the hearing the sulfur dioxide contributes to haze as far north as Benton and Washington counties and over the federally protected headwaters of the Buffalo National River. ... MORE [TOP]