NAACP TO HONOR SIERRA CLUB'S LOUIE MILLER AND ROBERT WIYGUL ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

The Gulfport Branch NAACP will be honoring the Sierra Club and Robert Wiygul at its 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi at 6:00pm. This year's program theme is "All in for Justice and Equality", and the organization's incoming National President and CEO, Cornell William Brooks, will be the special guest speaker. He will be presenting Distinguished Justice service awards to attorney Robert Wiygul and Louie Miller for their outstanding environmental justice advocacy. The NAACP has strategically engaged environmental and climate justice as one of its core civil rights issues

SIERRA CLUB ANNOUNCES 2014 NATIONAL AWARDS, MISSISSIPPIAN ROSE JOHNSON AMONG THOSE HONORED

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SAN FRANCISCO – A woman who has spent a lifetime fighting for environmental justice in a historic African-American community in Mississippi will be among those receiving national awards from the Sierra Club this year. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 21.
Rose Johnson of Gulfport, Miss., is receiving a new award called the Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award, which is named after Dr. Robert Bullard, who is often referred to as the “Father of Environmental Justice.” Johnson has spent years trying to preserve and protect Turkey Creek, a 13-mile stream where she was baptized as a child. She is prominently featured in the award-winning film “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle For Turkey Creek,” which was released this year.

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ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES COMES TO KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AND MEETS WITH THE SIERRA CLUB

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The MSNBC show All In with Chris Hayes came to Mississippi to report on the settlement between the Sierra Club and Mississippi Power.

SOUTHERN COMPANY LOSING GRIP: AN EDITORIAL FROM WYATT EMMERICH OF THE NORTHSIDE SUN

COURTESY OF: Bigger Pie Forum on August 17, 2014
AN EDITORIAL BY: Wyatt Emmerich | The Northside Sun | Editorials | August 14, 2014

The Southern Co. was dealt a huge — and deserved — blow this week when Mississippi’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously to delay prudency hearings on the controversial “clean coal” plant the utility giant is building in Kemper County.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

SIERRA CLUB ENDS 6-YEAR BATTLE OVER KEMPER PLANT, SETS MISSISSIPPI ON PATH TO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Agreement Brings Clean Energy Investments,
Cleaner Air to Mississippi
AUGUST 4, 2014 GULFPORT, MS
– Four years of legal challenges by the Sierra Club to Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Coal Plant have ended in a landmark legal settlement. The agreement brings $15 million in energy efficiency and clean energy investments to the state, sets the stage for homeowners to install solar power and requires power plants in Gulfport, Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama to stop burning coal over the next 20 months.

EDITORIAL FROM THE SUN HERALD: DRILLING IN THE SOUND'S TIME HAS PASSED

JULY 23RD, 2014 FROM THE SUN HERALD
It appears the Mississippi Development Authority has come to its senses on the subject of drilling in the Mississippi Sound and near the barrier islands. The Gulf Restoration Network, which has led the opposition to a plan to lease parts of our state waters to those who would like to explore for oil and natural gas, notes the deadline has passed for the MDA to appeal a Chancery Court ruling in the case.

DISPERSANT FOUND IN BEACH OIL PATTIES FOUR YEARS AFTER BP SPILL

Traces of a chemical contained in dispersants used to break up oil during the 87-day BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 were found in material deposited on deepwater corals six months after the spill, and in weathered oil patties on Gulf Coast beaches four years later, according to a scientific letter published online this week in Environmental Science & Technology, the peer-reviewed research journal of the American Chemical Society. Researchers found tiny amounts of DOSS, an abbreviation of the chemical compound dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, in both the oil patties and deepwater sediment.

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