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July - August 2012 Mountain State Sierran

The Chapter receives a BIG award, a BIG Frackin' rally in DC, and more outings this summer!

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WV Chapter Wins Sierra Club’s 2012 Communication Award

It has been a long time since the Chapter received a national Sierra Club Award, so kudos to all those involved in this effort!

Week in Washington Brings Power to DC!!

by Bill Price, Regional Sierra Club Staff, Beyond Coal Campaign
For the 7th year in a row we have descended on Capitol Hill to lobby, protest and proclaim the health and environmental devastation of mountaintop removal coal mining!

Link Exists Between EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules and Public Health

by Jim Kotcon, WV Chapter Energy Committee
Comments needed on new EPA rule to limit emissions of greenhouse gases from new power plants.

View from the Chair: Future of the Coalfields: It’s Not What It Used to Be

by Jim Sconyers, Chapter Chair
Coal has a future? Really?

WV DOF “Jumps Shark” at Coopers Rock

by Adam Polinski, Coopers Rock Foundation
Largest timber job ofmodern era at Coopers Rock planned for largest roadless area in state’s most popular State Forest!

Book Review: Global Warming and Political Intimidation

by Frank E. Grant
Read a good book lately? Please send in a review, so we can keep our members informed and knowledgeable!

Perspectives on Outings: The Fifty States

by Dan Soeder, Chapter Outings Chair
Not that we need a contest to broaden our Outings Program, but here is a way to make an outing a memorable one!


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