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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.

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.

Sign the Petition: TELL GOVERNOR BRYANT TO DUMP THE NUCLEAR DUMP!

SIGN THE PETITION!
Tell Governor Bryant that we don't want to be the nation's septic tank for nuclear waste. Join Congressman Steve Palazzo and Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley in saying "No Nuclear Waste in Mississippi. Not Now, Not Ever!" As the Clarion Ledger columnist Geoff Pender recently wrote (August 31, 2013):

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Report from The Sierra Club & Oil Change International: FAIL: HOW THE KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE FLUNKS THE CLIMATE TEST

Tar Sands 101
"Tar sands (or bitumen) has a very high carbon content compared to other sources of oil. Extracting and upgrading oil from tar sands can be as much as 4.5 times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than oil from other conventional North American crude sources. Additionally, during the refining process, 15-30

STOP THE ONE LAKE DEVELOPMENT

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The public meeting in Picayune was held on October 29. After a short slide presentation, developers stood at tables with posters explaining the NEPA process and the effects on the lower Pearl River (water quantity, water quality, endangered species and salinity, among others). The crowd of about 60 was mostly negative; many had come from St. Tamany Parish, across the river.
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Our friends at the Gulf Restoration Network have sent out an Action Alert regarding the proposed One Lake Development project in the Jackson metro area. Send a letter to the Pearl River Drainage & Control District, and tell them no new lake on the Pearl River. This lake is for developers only, not for the endangered sturgeon or the saw-backed turtle, and it will also cut off a source of fresh water for oyster beds on the Coast. Take a look.

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