Greetings from the Sierra Club's Shawnee Group of Southern Illinois. The Shawnee Group is an activist organization with dedicated members working on numerous, local issues such as natural areas management; endangered species, biodiversity and wilderness preservation.

Shawnee Group ExCom Election Change - ALERT!

The 2014 Shawnee Group ExCom Election candidate bios and ballots will be included in the Illinois Chapter fall mailing, which should arrive in your snail mailbox the beginning of October.

2015 Sierra Club Calendars Available now!

Buy at our monthly meetings this fall, or contact Barb McKasson.

Sierra Club Calendar

New EPA Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

On June 2, 2014, the EPA proposed its new Clean Power Plan, an administrative Rule outlining the means to lower pollution from power plants across the United States. The Plan results from directives in President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. While
public hearings were already held in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Denver and Washington DC this summer, citizens and organizations can provide written public comments through DECEMBER 1. Already the Proposed Rule has created quite diverse activity from the energy industry, rural energy cooperatives, environmental groups, and other stakeholders.
ACTION! Read the Clean Power Plan: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule
Comment on the Plan via Sierra’s website: https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=13709
Comment by October 16th — COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST — with your own letter or email to the EPA (directions): http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule