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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Urban Wildlife Refuge for Jackson

Proposed map of refuge

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing that land owned by MDOT (purchased as mitigation) be converted into an Urban Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to find out more and submit comments by December 30 click here. There will be more opportunities to comment after the Environmental Impact Statement is drafted.

PROTEST AT KEMPER

DEKALB, MS BY STEVE SHEPARD NOV. 8, 2013 Steve attended last Friday's protest at the Kemper Plant, when it was visited by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Governor Phil Bryant and some other foreign dignitaries, and he was interviewed by Norwegian televison. Here's his first person account. "I said on-camera that I thought Norwegians were too smart to build a plant like the Kemper Plant, and that it was too dirty and expensive, and could only get built in Mississippi because we are the dumbest state in the nation."

LET'S PROTECT CUSTOMERS, NOT KEMPER!

Jackson, MS NOV. 1, 2013
BY STATE DIRECTOR
LOUIE MILLER

The cost on the construction of the Kemper Coal Plant just reached the $5 billion mark. This now makes Kemper one of the most expensive power plants ever constructed in the USA on a per megawatt basis.

TELL THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO SAY NO TO KEMPER

Tell the PSC to say No to Kemper! The cost on the construction of the Kemper Coal Plant just reached the $5 billion mark.

TELL GOVERNOR BRYANT AND THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE WE DON'T WANT TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT

SIGN THE PETITION
Tar sands development in Mississippi will negatively affect the health and safety of the people of the state, their communities, and our beautiful and natural Mississippi environment.

GREAT ROOFTOP SOLAR ARTICLE: WATCH THE VIDEO

California utilities are leading the pack in actually cutting people off from the grid if they install solar + batteries. This short article documents the "revolution" and includes two short videos, one with Michael Brune of the Sierra Club and one from PBS.

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NEW PUBLIC MEETING FOR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN JACKSON

UPDATE
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a proposal to establish a national wildlife refuge along the Pearl River in the Jackson, Mississippi, metropolitan area. (The first meeting was cancelled due to the government shutdown.) The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about the refuge proposal and to provide their comments. This open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Flowood Public Library, 103 Winners Circle, in Flowood, Mississippi, 39232.

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IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE ON BP SPILL EFFECT ON BENTHIC LAYER

This scientific paper was produced for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, and at least partially funded by BP. It is important for determining restoration needs. If you only read the abstract, you've got the picture.

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DRAW THE LINE DEMONSTRATION AT STATE CAPITOL IN JACKSON

On September 21st, around 30 people rallied at the state capitol in Jackson and joined thousands of others across the U.S. in a national day of action against the Keystone XL pipeline. The event was organized by Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability (MASS) and featured speakers from the Mississippi Green Party, Gulf Restoration Network, Southern Energy Network, and MASS.

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