Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday Environmental Roundup

  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has information on how to give Sen. Lamar Alexander comments r.e. his reluctance to embrace the windmill: link

  • Learn about the National Energy Bill at SACE: link

  • There's a Global Warming / Climate Change Bill in the works in North Carolina: link
    An Act to establish the Legislative commission on global climate change and to direct the commission to study issues related to global warming and the emerging carbon economy, to determine whether it is appropriate and desirable for the state to establish a global warming pollutant reduction goal and, if the commission determines that the establishment of a goal is appropriate and desirable, to develop a recommended goal.
    It's already passed the NC Senate. Will it pass the House? Contact info for state representatives can be found at the SACE website: link

  • There's a dragonfly program at Ijams on Saturday the 23rd (members only): link

  • East TN Clean Fuels Coalition reports that the City of Knoxville has obtained new Toyota Priuses for use by building inspectors: link
    While you're at the site, you can also read press releases on the following:
    • Tennessee counties are opening biodiesel fuel stations
    • KUB "making the switch" to biodiesel
    • KAT's clean fuel vehicles
    Knoxville ETCFC meets on the second Thursday of each month. Locations can be found on the website.

  • The Southern Environmental Law Center warns that Southerners are at the greatest risk from the EPA's failure to curb mercury pollution: link

  • Tennessee Environmental Council reports on mine reclamation in the Caney Fork watershed: link

  • The Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition announces a conference this Fall in Black Mountain, NC, on the subject of forest restoration in the eastern US: link

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