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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB MEETING MINUTES October 2012

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club (CBSC) met at the Central Library on Comanche St. from 11:30 am until 1:45 pm on Tuesday, October 16. After welcoming members, Chair Pat Suter introduced Pat Outtrim and Bill English of Cheniere Energy, Inc. They gave a presentation of Cheniere’s plans for a proposed Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility and answered questions from CBSC members.

After Cheniere’s presentation, Pat Suter called for a report from Hal Suter, Chair of the Lone Star Sierra Chapter. Hal stated that the Lone Star Executive Committee has selected Sheleen Walker to be the new Executive Director. Sheleen, who will fill the vacancy created by Ken Kramer’s retirement, has had experience as a legislative assistant for a Texas legislator.

Hal also reported that Sierra has endorsed in several races for the upcoming election. The endorsements include Rose Meza Harrison for the 27th Congressional District in the U.S. House as well as Abel Herrero for State District 34 Representative and Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles for State District 43 Representative. In addition, Coastal Bend Sierra Club has endorsed Nelda Martinez for Mayor of Corpus Christi.

Joyce Jarmon, who attends monthly meetings of the community-wide industrial committees, reported that there was an alarmingly high spike in benzene emissions during the past month, and thus far, the source of the high emissions has not been identified.

Jack Pope stated that he regularly attends meetings of the Port of Corpus Christi, but he did not make a formal report at today’s meeting. Similarly, Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich, who follow uranium mining activity in South Texas, chose—in interest of saving time—not to report today.

Treasurer Teresa Carrillo reported that two bills had been paid to the U.S. Postal Service this month and that the checking account balance is currently $1440.99. The three CD’s at Navy-Army Federal Credit Union have a balance of approximately $8130.

Membership Chair Lois Huff reported that the latest membership count is 446. Lois reminded members that CBSC will elect officers for 2013 in December, and in addition to the four office positions, there are numerous important committee slots which need to be filled. She appealed to members present to try to recruit other CBSC members to serve as officers or committee members during the coming year.

Lois and Pat Suter reported that CBSC plans to have joint meetings on the second Mondays of November and December from 5 to 6 pm with the Islander Student Environmental Action League (ISEAL). Meetings will be held in Room 1009 of the Carlos F. Truan Natural Resource Center on the TAMUCC campus, and will be followed by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) meetings in Room 1003 of the Center.

There was an August meeting of CBSC this year at which Hal Suter reported on his trip to represent Lone Star Sierra at a National Sierra conference in San Francisco. At the September CBSC meeting, only three members of the planning committee were able to attend to hear representatives from Flint Hills Refinery discuss their plans for changes and development at their local facilities. (Due to the absence of the CBSC secretary at those two meetings, minutes of the August and September meetings do not exist.)

Submitted by Venice Scheurich, October 16, 2012

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Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
phsuter@stx.rr.com    
Mina Williams 882-1179 V.Chairman
Teresa Carrillo 361-672-4703 Treasurer
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Secretary
Hal Suter 852-7938 Lone Star Chapter   Chair
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
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Shelley Fox
Lois Huff
Teresa Carillo
  Activities
Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams
241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining
Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Quality
    Membership
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter
Teresa Carrillo
852-7938 Lone Star Chapter Chair & Represent.
Joyce Jarmon   Refinery Emissions &
Community Advisory Council/Long Term Health Care
Edie Cosgrove   Refinery Emissions
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster

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      Mayor Joe Adame                             District 1 Kevin Kieschnick email:  joea@cctexas.com                 email:kkieschnick.cc@stx.rr.com                         


      Brent Chesney at Large                     Nelda Martinez at Large
      brentjchesney@aol.com                       nelda@neldamartinez.com

      Mark Scott at Large
      mscott@sanjacintotitle.com
      Work: (361) 985-2004
      Home: (361) 814-9220
      Business Address: 5026 Holly Road, 78411
                                

             District 2  John Marez                               District 3 Pricilla Leal   
           
    johnmarezdistrict2@yahoo.com                  pricillalealatdistrict3@yahoo.com  


             District 4 Chris Alder
             email:
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