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KY Arrow Darter Faces Potential Extinction-3 Days Left To Help

Consider the Arrow Darter by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Prior to a few weeks ago, I had never heard of the Arrow Darter; however, over the past few weeks, I believe I’ve learned the reason for my lack … Continue reading

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Important Hearing on Stream Protection Rules in Lexington this Thursday – 9/3

We Need Stronger Stream Protection Rules Now! by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Over the next few weeks, the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) will be holding hearings in six cities—Big Stone Gap, VA; Charleston, WV; … Continue reading

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Whitesburg, KY second Municipality in nation to pass resolution of support for POWER+

by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This week, the City of Whitesburg became the first municipality in the state of Kentucky, and the second in the nation to pass a resolution of support for the White House’s POWER Plus … Continue reading

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Encyclical Letter LAUDATO SI’ – Pope Francis Addresses Climate Change

This past Thursday, Pope Francis appealed to “every person living on this planet” to come together to tackle climate change. “Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things … Continue reading

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