Sierra Club - Arkansas - Local News

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

Sierra Club - Arkansas - October Events

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]

Government & Other (non-Club) Events / Info

Check the ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT web site for more information on the following:

  • LOCALLY DEVELOPED PUBLIC TRANSIT – HUMAN SERVICES COORDINATION PLAN - Public Hearing Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel located in North Little Rock from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
  • Public Review and Comment is Invited for the 2015 update of the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan - The 2015 update of the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan is now available for public review and comment.  Comments will be accepted by the Department through October 9th, 2015.

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:

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.

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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