4/16 Join the Fight for Cleaner Air in Our Parks

Dear Friend,

Speak Out for Clean Air on April 16th!

These two coal powered plants are some of the dirtiest in the nation, and they're polluting our national parks and wilderness areas. 

On April 16th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing in Arkansas, concerning a pending plan for cleaner air in our state. Please join the Sierra Club of Arkansas in North Little Rock to fight for clean air!

White Bluff Power Plant

Federal law requires that states take steps to address "regional haze" pollution in our national parks and important wilderness areas.

In Arkansas, that means the treasured Upper Buffalo River and Caney Creek wilderness areas.

At the meeting, EPA will take public comments on a draft plan that requires several polluting power plants to significantly reduce pollution--in the name of protecting our parks.

Specifically, the plan will require clean up of our state's two largest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants: Entergy's White Bluff and Independence plants.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Come to the EPA hearing and offer your comment in favor of the plan! Here are the details:

WHAT: EPA Hearing on Regional Haze

WHEN: Thursday, April 16th.

     2 sessions: 9 am-11:30 and 1:00 pm-7:30

WHERE: AR Dept. of Environmental Quality

     5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock

If you can't come to the hearing, you can email your comment in favor of the plan directly to EPA by sending to this address: R6AIR_ARHaze@epa.gov - Put this docket number in your subject line: EPA-R06-OAR-2015-0189.

If you are planning to come, please email glen.hooks@sierraclub.org to let us know. The Sierra Club will likely to have a press event at noon, and invite you to participate in that if your schedule allows. We'll also keep you updated on developments if you sign up.

Here is the draft Arkansas rule on regional haze.