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March-April Mountain State Sierran

Cheat Canyon Litigation, Clean Energy, Wilderness, the Chapter's recommendations for the 2007 Board of Directors Election, and much more in this edition of your Mountain State Sierran newsletter

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Cheat Canyon Litigation Settlement is Approved by West Virginia Court

by Paul Wilson (WV Chapter Chair) and Erin Chalmers (Sierra Club Environmental Law Program)
This is BIG! We got a court-approved settlement that is as good if not better than a federally approved Habitat Conservation Plan

Morgantown is One Cool City!!!

by Joshua Rutkowski
Morgantown and Shepherdstown are the first West Virginia cities to sign on to the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement

Volunteer and Have Some Fun!

by Nathan Parr
The New Outings Chair needs some Outings Leaders to step up to the plate!

National Club Board Election needs Your Participation

Read about the National Board of Directors Election and which Candidates have been endorsed by the West Virginia Chapter

Political Committee Report

by Regina Hendrix, Political Chair
The State Legislature is in session and E-Day is March 2nd!

WVU to Lead the State In Energy Efficiency

by Christy Hartman, SSC Vice-President
The WVU Sierra Student Coalition chapter is busy on Energy issues both in Morgantown and in Charleston.

Christian Organizations Release Declaration of Support for Monongahela National Forest

by Bob Marshall
Fast Disappearing Wilderness Spurs Recommendations for Care & Permanent Keeping of Wild Places in this Monongahela Statement Intended to Represent “Basic Christian Principles About Wilderness and Human Spiritual Need”


by Duane Nichols, Cheat Lake Environment and Recreation
New coal-fired powerplants in WV need a new 550-mile powerline to export that electricity across 5 states!

WVU SSC Travels to Charleston to Support the Bottle Bill

by Carmen Borsa, WVU Sierra Student Coalition
So, $3 million for roadside cleanups, or a 10 cent deposit per bottle that you get back? Seems like a NO-Brainer!

An Open Letter to Governor Joe Manchin

by Mark Schmerling
The Mountaintop Removal issue has received support from concerned citizens around the country. Here is an open letter to Gov. Manchin from a Pennsylvania resident.


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