LAMAR COUNTY--GRAVEL PIT MAY ENDANGER PASCAGOULA RIVER WATERSHED; PLANNING COMMISSION FEB. 10, 2015

Dear resident,
I wanted to be sure you were aware of a request for zoning change that would allow a gravel pit in Lamar county on a stream that is a tributary to the Pascacoula River. The area is currently zoned as residential. After the last public hearing at the courthouse in Purvis, MS, the Lamar county planning commission tabled it for consideration at their February 10 meeting at 2:30. On February 19, at 9 AM the Board of Supervisors will vote and make the final decision regarding the issue.

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NAOMI KLEIN: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

NAOMI KLEIN

Author Naomi Klein has become the best-known voice of an idea that few mainstream green groups dare to embrace: that the only way to stop climate change is to overhaul the "savagely unjust" free market engine that drives it. In her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster, 2014), Klein argues with passion and scholastic rigor that "our economic system and our planetary system are now at war."
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MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION GIVES APPROVAL TO CHICKASAW COUNTY SOLAR POWER PROJECT

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (WTVA)
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved construction of a solar energy project in Chickasaw County. The Commodore Solar Farm will use nearly 9,800 solar panels to generate up to three million watts of electricIty.

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH A FIRST DAY HIKE AT TISHOMINGO STATE PARK JANUARY 1ST, 2015

FIRST DAY HIKES

Start your year off right with a First Day Hike! Join a Ranger for a guided hike through a State Park. You’ll burn off some of those holiday calories, cure cabin fever, and enjoy a day in the “Great Outdoors”. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors. For the fourth year across all fifty states, kids and adults all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes.

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ROOFTOP SOLAR BENEFITS EVERYONE

THE ALLIANCE FOR SOLAR CHOICE (TASC) leads the rooftop solar advocacy across the country. Founded by the largest rooftop companies in the nation, TASC represents the vast majority of the market. Its members include: Demeter Power, SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sunrun, and Verengo. Watch this short graphic video.

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Riding alone on the D.C. Metro Silver Line late last Thursday night, I shut my laptop in disgust. I had just left my sister's house in northern Virginia. And now, reading some comments on a Facebook post had wiped out much of the good feeling of reconnecting with family. The Sierra Club's expression of solidarity for organizations protesting the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and other victims of injustice provoked many reactions, some of which were racist, vicious, and crude.

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