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Hurricane Devastation Affects Club Members, Communities They Work to Protect
Becky Gillette, co-chair of the Mississippi Chapter, stayed at home in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, for Hurricane Katrina, but then questioned the wisdom of that when the Gulf of Mexico came into her living room.
Check out her on-the-ground report about how the hurricane affected local communities and what Club members are doing in its aftermath. MORE
|A Helping Hand: Mississippi Chapter Co-Chair Rose Johnson, left, tours the devastation near the home of fellow Gulfport resident and Sierra Club volunteer Lark Mason. Both of their homes suffered extensive flooding, but survived intact.
Snapshots from the Summit
The Sierra Summit took place in San Francisco from September 8-11. Between dozens of speakers, 50-odd program sessions, the direction-setting process, outings, and an exposition hall bursting with green products and ideas, far too much was going on for us to offer anything more than a representative slice.
Sierra Club Secures Historic Agreement in Legacy Highway Battle
The Club scored a major victory on September 21 in its 8-year fight to find a better solution to Salt Lake City’s traffic woes than the $700 million Legacy Highway when Utah Governor John Huntsman, the Utah Department of Transportation, the Sierra Club, and Utahns for Better Transportation agreed to shelve the highway in favor of a Legacy Parkway & Preserve. All that remains is for the state legislature to OK the financial aspects of the deal. MORE
As Supporters Rally, Congressional Moderates Hold Key to Refuge’s Future
The fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge continues to hang in the balance as both houses of Congress work on budget reconciliation bills. MORE
Victory in Kentucky
Some said opposing Peabody Coal’s proposed Thoroughbred Power Plant near Central City, Kentucky, was “a David vs. Goliath challenge.” But that didn't faze the Sierra Club’s Cumberland Chapter, which successfully challenged Peabody for violating the Clean Air Act. MORE
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