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UPCOMING JUNE EVENT:

Join us Saturday, June 15th in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for a weatherization event!  We are teaming up with the Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light and Pine Bluff community residents to retrofit the The Family Community Development Corporation's building, located at 1001 N. Palm, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.  We are meeting there at 9 AM.  Free breakfast and lunch!  No experience necessary, all are welcome, we'll having training in the morning.  It will be a great day of activism and service.  Please RSVP to lev.guter@sierraclub.org so we know how much food to provide.

OUR STATE COAL FIGHTS:

The City of Pine Bluff is down the road from the White Bluff coal plant.  The White Bluff coal plant is in the top 25 mercury polluting coal plants in the entire country. 

We are also moving to retire the Flint Creek coal plant, located in Gentry, Arkansas.  Flint Creek, owned by the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) will need to make significant retrofits to comply with new EPA and federal air protections. The retrofits at the plant will cost Arkansas ratepayers almost $500 hundred of millions of dollars. Right now SWEPCO is before the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) asking for ratepayer hikes to cover its costs. The Sierra Club intervened as a party to the docket, calling for cleaner, lower cost alternatives for electricity.

Send in your written comments to stop the Flint Creek rate hike!  Just click on: http://goo.gl/Yks9Z

For questions, contact Lev Guter at lev.guter@sierraclub.org