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ACTION ALERT - BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER!

7/1/14 - from Glen Hooks, Chapter Director: Hi folks--one of our favorite places here in Arkansas is the Buffalo River. Cargill has put a 6500-head swine farm right there in the BR watershed. Easily the worst place to put a hog farm in our entire state. If you'd like to sign a letter to Cargill asking the company to move that monstrosity out of our Buffalo River watershed, please click on the link below from our partners at Audubon. Thanks! CLICK HERE.

PROTECT THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER!
July 1 Deadline for Public Comments

The Ozark Society and the Arkansas Public Policy Panel need your help to ban new medium and large confined swine operations in the Buffalo National River watershed. Please provide written comments by July 1, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to Doug Szenher,
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Public Outreach and Assistance Division, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118 or by e-mail to
reg-comment@adeq.state.ar.us ...Click here for TALKING POINTS.

Building a Stronger Sierra Club: It Starts With Us

Glen Hooks, Sierra Club - Arkansas Chapter Director - June 2, 2014

One of the great things about the Sierra Club is our long, solid history of being a volunteer-driven organization. From the time that John Muir founded Sierra Club in 1892 to the present day, volunteers make up the elected leadership across the country and make decisions about our environmental campaigns. Staff takes our direction from volunteers—I’m proud to be the director of the Arkansas Sierra Club, and to work directly for our thousands of members to make Arkansas a better place.

Here in Arkansas, your Sierra Club chapter has been officially chartered since the early 1980s. Volunteer members like you have led our efforts to protect our air, our water, our forests, and our special places. Our members have terrific stories to tell. Maybe you helped to protect the Buffalo River and get it designated as our country’s first national river. Or you were part of the group standing up against clear-cutting our forests. You may have attended rallies to stop the pollution of Lake Maumelle, or testified in favor of clean energy legislation at the Capitol. Did you stand up against dirty coal pollution? I might have seen you helping community members in Mayflower stand up against ExxonMobil after last year’s tar sands oil spill. Over the years, thousands of Arkansas Sierra Club members have found countless ways to contribute to the cause and help make us the state’s most active environmental protection organization.

In 2014, your Arkansas Sierra Club continues to fight the good fight. For example, we are supporting efforts to double the state’s energy efficiency goals for utilities—ensuring that Arkansans both save energy and money while also cutting down on pollution. We are fighting back against pollution from dirty coal-fired power plants in our region that contribute to the degradation of our environment and our health. Finally, we are already beginning to prepare for the upcoming legislative session in an effort to promote solid environmental legislation and push back against bills that hurt The Natural State.

I invite you to be part of the Arkansas Sierra Club’s legacy of environmental leadership and activism. We have volunteer activities that can fit your schedule—everything from testifying before government bodies, to writing letters to the editor, to calling your elected officials, to leading hikes and float trips, to tabling for Sierra Club at festivals. We need you. Arkansas needs you. Contact your local Sierra Club group leader, or contact me at glen.hooks@sierraclub.org or 501-301-8280.

Thank you for your membership, and thank you for all that you do to protect Arkansas. Let’s get to work.


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Last updated 07/03/2014

 


   

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