Sierra Club accepts comments on Interim Energy Policy
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by Paul Wilson |
By the time you receive this newsletter, we will be half way
through the Club's comment period. The Chapter Executive Committee and the Mon Group Executive Committee have submitted comments already, but this comment period is also open to all members. So please read on and submit your individual comments.
The Clubs Global Warming and Energy Task Force (GWE-TF) has developed an draft Energy Policy for the Sierra Club. The Board of Directors has established a 60-day comment period for this interim policy per the timeline listed below:
June 1 - Interim policy is posted for 60-day comment period. Listserv and
comment board set up. Set up formal consultation with Sierra Club Canada.
June 12 and 13 -- Conference calls for leaders were scheduled for Monday
6/12 AND Tuesday 6/13at 5:30pmPT/8:30pmET
July 31 - End of comment period.
August 1 - Staff and GWE committee summarize results and recommendations for
the Board and CGC.
August 10 - CGC begins its 10 day review period.
August 20 - CGC concludes its review and makes recommendation to Board.
Final Adoption: The Board expects to adopt a final policy no later than
September 16, 2006.
You can find the interim policy (as a pdf) at:
You can submit comments directly via the Clubhouse website (http://clubhouse.sierraclub.org/comment/energy/ )
Comments and questions about the Smart Energy Solutions Policy can also be
addressed to the GWE's listserv at:
CONS-SPST-GLOBALWARM-TF@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG (to subscribe: email firstname.lastname@example.org and in the message put "subscribe CONS-SPST-GLOBALWARM-TF first name last name.")
This is an important dialogue for the Club to undertake. You are also encouraged to
undertake action through the Clubs Cool Cities program (www.sierraclub.org/coolcities)
in your Chapters region.
You can find more at the activist headquarters for Smart Energy Solutions and other conservation initiatives on the Sierra Club website.
A number of Chapter leaders will be participating on the June 12 and June 13 conference calls, please contact an executive Committee member if you would like to know more about the interim Energy Policy.
Look elsewhere on the Chapter Website for an announcement on a new Chapter Energy Committee.