Clean Line Energy - The US Department of Energy is holding six meetings across Arkansas to take public comments on the project's environmental impact: M 2/9, T 2/10, W 2/11, T 2/17, W 2/18, Th 2/19. See Glen's call for action.

What's New on the Web site:

Web Site Map
1/18 - Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program
1/18 - Kudzu Bugs - Invasive Species
1/17 - TNC Purchases Land
1/17 - Record Temperatures in 2014
1/17 - Buffalo National River - update
1/12 - George Wise article in Arkansas Business
1/11 - New Mosquito borne Illness
1/11 - Dam on Fourche LaFave?

Fracking 101 Video
Record of Past Chapter/Group Activities
First Aid Classes - list of
Astronomy Star Parties
Historic Preservation Program Tours

Rel Corbin's comments after 1/15/15 EPA Hearing on Haze Restrictions for Texas Coal Plants

CAG Events - Feb. 17 - CAG Meeting
Go to Events > Club Events page

 

$20.15 for 2015 Chapter Fundraising Campaign Underway - Go to Donate page

Government Events:

I-30 Planning through Little Rock area - Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department - Public Involvement Meeting - Thursday January 29, 4 to 7 pm - Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene (Gym), 113 S. Pine, NLR.

Watershed Sediment Reduction - Grants available for parts of Jefferson and Lincoln counties - Landowner meetings Feb. 3 in Pine Bluff and Feb. 4 in Star Ciity; applications due Feb. 20.

ADEQ - water regulations for the Red River - Feb. 9 at 4:30 pm is deadline for written comments. Hearing was on Jan. 26. - Go to News > ADEQ Info page.

State Legislature - General Assembly
Bill filing started on Nov. 17
Regular session began Jan. 12
Legislative Action

 

Other non-Sierra Club Events:

Arkansas Audubon sponsors
Fourche Creek cleanup on March 14

Web Site Update - If you have not been to this web site in a while, it probably looks different than before. This new site was launched on January 27. To locate the Group sites, look under the About Us tab.

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

 

Date Event More Information
Tue, 02/17/2015 General Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

3003 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA

Sierra Club and Beer Night at Vino's

General Meeting

Sierra Club Canoe Clean-up of Little Maumelle River

Audubon Center Picnic and Guided Tour

General Meeting

Group Picnic at Allsop Park

Hike at Cadron Settlement Park

General Meeting

'Black Friday' Hike at Petit Jean State Park

Eagle Watch Car Caravan

Bus Trip to EPA Hearing

General Meeting

General Meeting