Sierra Club - 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 6/29]

Sierra Club - Upcoming Events

9/15 Tu - CAG - The next CAG General Meeting is on Tuesday Sept. 15. ...MORE INFO
9/20 Su - CAG - Peace Hike at Bell Slough. ...MORE INFO

Government & Other (non-Club) Events / Info

9/8 Tu - LR - “Climate Change in US Cities: Managing A Rising Tide of Extreme Heat,” 6 pm talk by professor Brian Stone

Recent News Articles of Interest

See the indicated Sunday Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the next two items:
8/9 - Blame the market for killing coal -Michael Bloomberg editorial on page 2H in Perspective section.
8/9 - Ozarks Electric given OK to plan solar energy - Article on page 2B  in Arkansas section.

What's New on the Web site:


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Rising waters eroding beaches and town of Kivalina, Alaska [posted 8/31]

Additional Astronomy Star Parties at the Faulkner County Library added [posted 8/31]

Additional possibilities for volunteer work have been posted on the Get Involved page. [posted 8/26]

New BS Degree Program in Environmental Science (at Arkansas Tech University) Announced [posted 8/23]

Monarch Butterfly Preservation [posted 8/20]

Vast areas of the ground in California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are being pumped during the current drought. ...READ MORE [posted 8/19]

Sept. 8-12 - Volunteers needed for Little Rock historic property survey [posted 8/16]

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]


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