- Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - 90 day TPP Countdown has begun (12/14/15)
- Sierra Club - Arkansas - Events / Outings Calendar (OARS) | Non-Club Events
- Sierra Club - Arkansas - Local News (latest 1/21) | What's New on the Web Site (latest 1/30)
- 12/15 - From Arkansas Times: A win for the EPA on air quality, a black eye on water regulations
- News Hits relating to Rejection of Keystone Pipeline | Press Releases (latest 1/21)
- Government & Other (non-Club) Info
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]
For photos from the 10/3/15 CAG Canoe Cleanup
on the Little Maumelle River at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, click HERE.
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
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.
Are you interested in joining the Arkansas Master Naturalists? Several chapters of the Arkansas Master Naturalists are now accepting applications for their 2016 class. Classes start: 1/16 in north central Arkansas, 1/23 in Hor Springs, 1/30 in Little Rock, and 2/6 in northwest Arkansas. ...also another opportunity in Bentonville starting 1/19.
For a listing of selected non-Club events around Arkansas, check the Events non-Club page.
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
- - - - - For other information on TPP on this web site, click HERE.
Items mentioned above (on Home Page) are usually not included in the What's New Section.
POSTED IN JANUARY (2016)
- 1/30 - Intern position information updated
1/29 - List of Red Cross First aid classes updated
- 1/28 - EPA released Draft of Pesticide General Permit
- 1/21 - Arkansas Times articles relating to the proposed I-30 expansion
- 1/17 - Keep Little Rock Beautiful cleanup event on Mar. 12
- 1/15 - National Sierra Club Board of Directors Election is Underway
- 1/7 - 2015 December Arkansas River Flooding (12/28) - Photos added
- 1/3- Wetlands Reserve Program (deadline Jan. 29)
- 1/3 - Shale-gas Export Terminal
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]