Sierra Club and our friends around
the state enjoyed fun, educational bicycle rides
to Roll Beyond Coal in Alpine, Ausitn, Beaumont, Corpus
Christi, and Dallas.
1. To raise awareness in Texas to move beyond coal,
to increase clean energy and green jobs, lower global
warming emissions, and clean up the air;
2. To recruit more Sierra Club activists for outdoor
fun and political action in Texas; and,
3. To have fun outdoors!
Club photo by Donna Hoffman
Citizens in Corpus
Christi and surrounding counties turned out powerfully
for a preliminary hearing about the Las Brisas coke
(similar to coal) plant that Las Brisas Energy Center,
LLC is proposing in their community. See the
BRISAS PHOTO ESSAY.
webpage is chock full of fact sheets and other resources
including a COAL PLANT TRACKER
where you can look up specific information about
existing and proposed Texas coal plants.
"Many laws protecting environmental quality have
promoted liberty by securing property against the destructive trespass of pollution. In
our own time, the nearly universal appreciation of these preserved landscapes, restored waters, and cleaner air through outdoor recreation is a modern expression of our freedom and
leisure to enjoy the wonderful life that generations past have built for us." Ronald Regan, Message to Congress transmitting
Council on Environmental Quality's annual report,
October 3, 1988