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National Club Election Coming This Spring

The annual election for the Club's Board of Directors is now underway. Those eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on the Club's website.

The Sierra Club is a democratically structured organization at all levels. The Club requires the regular flow of views on policy and priorities from its grassroots membership in order to function well. Yearly participation in elections at all Club levels is a major membership obligation. Your Board of Directors is required to stand for election by the membership. This Board sets Club policy and budgets at the national level and works closely with the Executive Director and staff to operate the Club. Voting for candidates who express your views on how the Club should grow and change is both a privilege and responsibility of membership.

Sierra Club Delta Chapter End of Year 2015 Newsletter

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In the newsletter you will find contacts for chapter officers and group leaders, Louisiana legislative report, Katrina at 10 years, Earl's Pearls, other items of interest and candidate statements for election to the 2016 - 2017 Delta Chapter Executive Committee.

Click here to see the Delta Chapter 2015 End of Year Newsletter

The New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules - Letter to the Editor

June 3, 2014

The proposed reductions in carbon emissions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have drawn predictable responses from lobbyists and some politicians. But rhetoric won't help Louisiana - we have to face facts. Our state is the one most at risk from sea-level rise. Our coastal problem is exacerbated by a combination of local sinking of the land and global rise in sea-levels. A substantial body of scientific research shows that current sea-level rise is being fueled by the build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and that human activities are the chief reason for this increase.

National Hiking Day 2014 - Press Release

June 3, 2014

National Hiking Day 2014: A Time to Celebrate the Outdoors – And the Need for Conservation Funding

Lafayette – The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club marked the occasion of National Hiking Day – June 7, 2014 – with a reminder of the importance of Louisiana’s great outdoors and the critical need to maintain public funding for conservation.

Time for Louisiana to Recognize Climate Change and its Consequences for the State

This letter was read by Sierra Club Delta Chapter Chair Woody Martin at the April 16, 2014 meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Click the attachment to see the letter. 

Sierra Club Delta Chapter Comments, SASOL Industrial Complex

Sierra Club Delta Chapter
P.O. Box 52503
Lafayette, Louisiana 70505

March 27, 2014

LDEQ Public Participation Group
P.O. Box 4313
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313

Re: AI Number 3271, Permit Number GTL and LCCP, Activity Number PER20130016 through PER20130031, and Water Permit Number LA 0003336 and Activity Number PER20130015

Sierra Club Delta Chapter submits the following comments regarding proposed air and water discharge permits for the SASOL North America Inc. Lake Charles Chemical Complex

Comments on Proposed Air and Water Permit for Temple Inland on the Pearl River 2-14-2014

                                                            FINAL DRAFT

                                                            February 24, 2014

 

Delta Chapter comments on Louisiana's Nutrient Management Strategy

Haywood Martin, Chair
Sierra Club Delta Chapter
PO Box 52503
Lafayette, LA 70505

January 27, 2014

Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
Nutrient Management Strategy
P.O. Box 44027
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027

To Whom It May Concern,

The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club offers the following comments on the Review Draft of the “Louisiana Nutrient Management Strategy” released on December 20, 2013 (www.lanutrientmanagement.org/review-draft).

The issue of the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has been of central concern to the Sierra Club for a number of years. The Club was one of a number of groups who joined to file the original petition under the Clean Water Act to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1995 that triggered federal action on this problem. The subsequent formation of the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force in 1997, and the agreement on an Action Plan in 2000, were part of a process aimed at addressing this serious threat to the health of the Gulf.

Letter to Secretary of LDWF from Sierra Club Delta Chapter demanding a real management plan for Scenic Rivers

La. Scenic Rivers
LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE H PENN
46 Cypress Road
Covington, Louisiana 70433
504-390-0445

LLM in Energy and Environmental Law

November 14, 2011

BY CERTIFIED MAIL NO.
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

Honorable Robin Barham, Secretary
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Re: Modification of the Management Plan for the Scenic West Pearl River

Dear Secretary Barham,

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