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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB November 2008 Meeting Minutes
The Coastal Bend
Sierra Club (CBSC) met on Tuesday, November 4, from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Central
Library, 805 Comanche St. Chairperson Pat Suter welcomed members and mentioned that
minutes of the October meeting had been posted on the CBSC website. Pat then asked for the
treasurers report from Teresa Carrillo, who reported that the checking account
balance was $1411 and that three CDs are invested at the Navy Army Credit Union.
Teresa and Pat reminded the group that the garage sale will be held on November 15 at 1002 Chamberlain St. Priced items should be brought to that address during the afternoon of the 14th. They stated that the goal is to add $400 to the treasury. Volunteers are needed for Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning.
In other announcements, Pat Suter stated that the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) awards dinner will be held at the Texas State Aquarium at 6:00 pm on November 6. Banquet tickets are $50 each and can be obtained on site prior to the dinner. Our CBSC treasurer, Teresa Carrillo, will receive the Citizen Volunteer award from CBBF this year. On November 10, CBBFs monthly meeting program will be on the topic of carbon dioxide creation and collection.
Political chair Hal Suter reminded members to watch for the next issue of the Lone Star Sierran, which will contain the ballot for voting on members of the Lone Star Executive Committee. Coastal Bend Sierran Teresa Carrillo is running for one of the four open positions in a field of six candidates. Teresas election would give South Texas an additional voice in setting Lone Stars environmental priorities.
Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich briefed members
on recent developments in the area of uranium exploration and mining. They emphasized that
the Alliance of Texans for Uranium Research and Action (ALTURA) was officially launched in
Austin on October 8. They encouraged members to keep up with uranium news by clicking on
ALTURAs impressive new website: http://www.uraniuminfo.org
Hal and Pat Suter reported on their participation in local efforts to study the proposed Las Brisas Energy Center, which would use petroleum coke and could possibly double the total pollution emissions now released by the local areas industrial district. The company has applied for an air pollution permit from the TCEQ. Concerned local and area citizens have formed the Clean Economy Coalition to answer questions about the Las Brisas proposal. Hal represents our group in the coalition.
Member Linda May has been asked by Pat Suter to look into the possibility of CBSCs participation in a wetlands project near Palacios. Linda agreed and will report on this at our next meeting.Submitted by Venice Scheurich
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