FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

KEMPER Milestones Reached: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140717-912730.html

State Attorney General Hood's Attorneys Hire Their Own Attorney in Aftermath of Records Scandal: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/07/14/5698687/hoods-attorneys-lawyer-up.html

Mysterious Siberian Crater Found at "End of the World" May Portend Methane Climate Catastrophe: http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/16/1314501/-Mysterious-Siberian-Crat...

New Off-Shore Oil Plan Could Mean "Game Over" for the Climate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-steiner/new-offshore-oil-plan-wou_...

U.S. EPA’s TRASH FREE WATERS PROGRAM DISCUSSION IN BILOXI THIS THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2014:
Trash is a pervasive problem for our oceans and coasts, causing economic and environmental impacts in neighborhoods, creeks, rivers and our coasts.  Given the land-based origins of trash found in water, EPA has developed a program called Trash Free Waters (TFW), to support trash prevention and reduction efforts by many public and private stakeholders.  The TFW program has a strong emphasis on helping states, communities, NGOs, and businesses work together to develop innovative management strategies to reduce trash in waters located along, or feed into, the Gulf of Mexico.  EPA is traveling along the Gulf Coast to engage a variety of stakeholders to gain understanding of communities’ concerns regarding trash in their waters. 

THE EPA INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT TRASH-FREE WATERS
To discuss the types of trash impacting your waters and identify ways that EPA can bring value in your pursuit for trash free waters.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DeMiller Hall
610 Water St.
Biloxi, MS 39530
RSVP at HYPERLINK "mailto:Robertson.lakeshia@epa.gov" Robertson.lakeshia@epa.gov

More Information about Trash in U.S. Waterways: http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/marinedebris/

Tree frogs video shot by Sierran Don Abrams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fa2yX9fR8

Please see Coast Group's Facebook page to see pictures from our recent outing to Grasshopper Point and Bayou Castelle: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mississippi-Sierra-Club-Coast-Group/37238...

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