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.

"Monsters of the Paleozoic"  with Joe Devera - Daytime program January 19! 2pm!

Please note special time, Carbondale Township Meeting Room
A program on "Monsters of the Paleozoic" will be given by Joe Devera, Senior Paleontologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey. Joe will talk about numerous creatures that attained great size compared to their modern counterparts. A short survey of the Paleozoic Periods and examples of large organisms from each Period will be discussed.

The program will be held at the REAR entrance of 216 East Monroe Street (rear entrance of 217 East Main Street) in Carbondale, Illinois on Monday, January 19 at 2:00 pm. It is FREE and open to the public. Parking and entrance are at the rear, through the green door, across from Rock Hill Baptist Church (Monroe and Marion Streets.)

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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