Sierra Club - Arkansas - Events

Feb. 16 - CAG Group Meeting - Zac McCannon on seed swap. Check CAG web page for info on program for the Feb. 16 meeting or other CAG meetings or check the OARS Calendar for more info on Club meetings and events.

     For photos from the 10/3/15 CAG Canoe Cleanup
on the Little Maumelle River at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, click HERE.

Sierra Club - Arkansas - Local News

1/21- From Arkansas Times:  Rutledge loses another Clean Air fight; Sierra Club cheers - by Max Brantley

Recent Press Releases are on the News > Press Releases web page. [latest dated 1/21] 

1/21 - Federal Court Rejects Fossil Fuel Industry Effort to Delay Clean Power Plan Implementation
1/21 - Arkansas Sierra Club Response to AG Rutledge's "Mats" Opposition

Government and Other (non-Club) Info

March 11 is deadline for public comments on the newly released EPA Draft Pesticide General Permit (for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides). Check our EPA Info page for a summary

North (of Little Rock) Freeway Bypass - The Highway 89 Corridor Coalition has proposed Highway 89 as an alternate to the previously discussed North Belt Bypass. (1/29)

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP) - The USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for grants to establish community forests through acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. For more information, check the Federal Register for October 8.

For a listing of selected non-Club events around Arkansas, check the Events non-Club page.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The Sierra Club's main TPP policy analyst has just issued a report of his analysis of the TPP. Needless to say it is both sobering and frightening. A 90 day minimum waiting period commenced almost a month ago for the public to see the contents of the 6000 page document before the US Congress votes on its passage on a up or down majority vote with no amendments. It will become law if passed and almost impossible to rescind once passed.  Being the holiday season most of the public will not be paying attention so we need to. Please read this (24-page) analysis at

https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/uploads-wysiwig/dirty-deal.pdf

- - - - - For other information on TPP on this web site, click HERE.

What's New on the Web site:

Items mentioned above (on Home Page) are usually not included in the What's New Section.

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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]

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