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Stop the New Tax on Solar in Lafayette - Update, News Development

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Update
As of 6:00 pm, Nov 7 ABiz business news has published a story that Terry Huval LUS Director will request that the Council rescind the new fees on solar. This is a victory for clean energy and common sense in Lafayette. You can read the story here:

http://theind.com/article-24195-About-face-LUS-seeks-repeal-of-‘solar-...

Sierra Club Acadian Group plans to go ahead with the public forum at SLCC on Nov 10 at 7 pm. We will update everyone on what has developed by then and talk about Lafayette's electrical future.

Previous post as follows:

Lafayette Utility Service recently increased its rates and included a new solar tax.

The new monthly fixed fee is $27.26 for every residential solar owner which is $20.26 more than the fee paid by non solar LUS residential customers. This will pretty much eliminate the advantage of having solar on a residence and will kill future development of solar in Lafayette City/Parish. The increase is even worse for commercial customers.

We think the council made a big mistake in passing this extreme rate increase for solar customers.

What you can do:

Environmental Forum for Lafayette City-Parish Presidential Candidates

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Acadian Group of the Sierra Club will host an ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM for Candidates for Lafayette City-Parish President on Thursday, Oct 1st. You can go to this link for a list of questions which we have posed to the Candidates: http://acadiansierra.blogspot.com/2015/08/below-are-listed-acadian-group...

Time & Location: 6:30pm; Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.

Optional RSVP for this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893278054231019/

Presentation on Coastal Restoration Projects in Louisiana - Acadian Group Lecture Series

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Sierra Club Acadian Group - Guest Speaker Presentation on CWPPRA Projects

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 17, 6:30 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501

Join us on at 6:30 on September 17th at the United Methodist Church located at 701 Lee Avenue to learn more about Louisiana’s current coastal wetlands restoration efforts. Team members from the CWPPRA – The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act – public outreach committee will join us to discuss various techniques used to protect, preserve, and restore Louisiana’s fragile wetland ecosystems.

American Energy, Imperiled Coast - Acadian Group Lecture Series

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American Energy, Imperiled Coast

Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands

Explores the tension between Oil & Gas development and the land loss crisis in coastal Louisiana

 

A Presentation, Discussion and Book Signing with Jason Theriot

 

Tunica Hills / Clark Creek Hiking Outing

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Got a summertime hiking itch that needs scratching? Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club can help with that. We're leading a hike at the Clark Creek area on June 14. Members and Friends throughout Louisiana are invited to participate. Clark Creek Natural Area in the Tunica Hills is a member favorite hiking destination despite being forgiveably located just across the state line in Mississippi which was a part of the Delta Chapter in our founding years.

Support St. Martin Parish Council resolution against Re-Zoning to Industrial in the Atchafalaya Basin

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We have this important request from our allies at Atchafalaya Basinkeeper. 

F.A.S. Environmental, Inc. is trying to re-zone parts of the Atchafalaya Basin from Residential/Forestry to Heavy Industrial. This part of the Atchafalaya Basin, the Belle River area, has the most pristine and productive swamps that remain in the Basin, and it has the highest concentration of southern bald eagles in the world.  Do we want our precious Basin to become the waste pit of North America?  What benefit would that be to our kids and grandkids? Once gone, it’s gone forever. 

Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

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Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

Dr. Riki Ott, PhD, a former commercial fisherwoman, trained marine toxicologist and "accidental activist" since the Exxon Valdez disaster will be the guest speaker for the Acadian Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

Offshore Drilling Expert/Author to Speak at Lafayette Southside Library April 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

Eleven Crosses at Grand Isle

NEWS RELEASE
April 8, 2013

Contact: Haywood Martin, 337-298-8380, or
Lillian Espinoza-Gala, 337-266-8004

Offshore Drilling Expert/Author to Speak at Lafayette Southside Library
6101 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
April 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

On this third anniversary of the Macondo disaster we can honor not only the 11 who died, but the 115 who survived and all of those who continue to work on this new ultra deep ultra high pressure frontier.

Delta Chapter Retreat, Lake Fausse Point State Park March 15-17

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This year's Delta Chapter Retreat was held on March 15-17, 2013. This is an annual, recreational event we do for our members and their guests. After a great breakfast on Saturday we had a very informative educational program starting with Frogwatch USA with Stacey Scarce, Cypress forests in the Atchafalaya with Dean Wilson, the State of Honey Bees with Brock Barker, Knot tying, Map reading and a Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Dauterive with Harold Schoeffler and a great fried catfish dinner. Spare time was dedicated to fishing, boating and visiting.

Renewable Energy Standards Under Attack

Organizations sympathetic to the fossil fuel industry, particularly the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have launched a nationwide campaign in state legislatures to reverse years of progress in establishing Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in states. A great article from inside climate news provides an overview of the attack and a tally of states where RPS are threatened.

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130319/renewable-energy-standards-ta...

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