Sierra Club http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-naacp-says-shifting-coal-renewables-would-benefit-african-americans <p>The local NAACP says air pollution from coal-fired power plants is having a disproportionate impact on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The civil rights organization joined the Sierra Club, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and others on Wednesday to rally in favor of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois" target="_blank">the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:41:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-sues-ameren-over-clean-air-act <p><strong>Updated at 12:45 p.m. with additional information, new state from Ameren.</strong></p><p>The Sierra Club is following through on <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.news.stlpublicradio.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/32190" target="_blank">its threat to sue Ameren Missouri</a> over emissions from three of the company's coal-fired power plants.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-organizations-national-park-service-protect-ozark-rivers <p>A statewide coalition of environmental organizations is urging the National Park Service to protect <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/index.htm">Ozark rivers</a>.</p><p>Representatives of the groups were in Washington, D.C., today meeting with the Park Service.</p><p>They submitted more than 4,400 signed petitions asking the federal agency to adopt a strong <a href="http://www.nps.gov/ozar/parkmgmt/general-management-plan-information.htm">management plan</a> for the Current River and its major tributary, the Jacks Fork.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:11:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental organizations to National Park Service: protect Ozark rivers Environmentalists urge National Park Service to protect the Current River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-urge-national-park-service-protect-current-river <p><em>Updated at 6:10 pm to add Congresswoman Emerson&#39;s response.</em></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:14:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2669 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists urge National Park Service to protect the Current River Sierra Club urges St. Louis to retain city earnings tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-urges-st-louis-retain-city-earnings-tax <p>An environmental group is urging St. Louis voters to approve Proposition E in the April election.</p><p>The proposition asks voters whether the city can retain the 1 percent earnings tax, which generates about one-third of the city&rsquo;s budget.</p><p><a href="http://missouri.sierraclub.org/">The Sierra Club </a>is encouraging St. Louisans to vote yes.</p><p>John Hickey says the earnings tax is the main source of funding for the city&rsquo;s parks.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:14:56 +0000 Maria Altman 752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club urges St. Louis to retain city earnings tax