Friday, August 12, 2016

Controversial Nexus Pipeline nearing final federal approval

Sierra Club - Huron Valley Group endorses the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3

  Huron Valley Group


On April 11, 2016, the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Huron Valley Group (HVG) passed a resolution without objection to officially endorse the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 (ATHF3.org).

HVG supports the mission and purpose of ATHF3 as stated in ATHF3's Bylaws. In fact, the national Sierra Club’s position is very clear: "The Sierra Club remains unequivocally opposed to nuclear energy. ..." http://sierraclub.org/michigan/nuclear-free-future

Therefore, in light of our common goals, HVG agrees to collaborate with ATHF3 to the extent that HVG resources are available, especially for events and activities which occur within HVG's tri-county territory, and provided that such collaboration complies with the Sierra Club's national and state policies. HVG does not commit to provide any financial resources or membership dues to ATHF3 and will clarify the restrictions for affiliation and use of the Sierra Club logo.

HVG will provide updated group contact information to be posted publicly in ATHF3's list of endorsing groups and organizations. HVG and ATHF3 will share relevant links and announcements for posting on social media and website event calendars.

Sierra Club Huron Valley Group (HVG) looks forward to working with the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 (ATHF3) to advocate for a nuclear-free energy future.


Signed,


Nancy L. Shiffler
Chair, Sierra Club Huron Valley Group (HVG) On Behalf of the HVG Executive Committee
July 19, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Snyder taps ex-BP official to run DEQ




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Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday appointed a former BP America official who managed public relations in the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to run his troubled Department of Environmental Quality.
Heidi Grether of Williamston will replace interim DEQ Director Keith Creagh on Aug. 1. Creagh will return to the Department of Natural Resources as director, according to the governor’s office.
“Heidi has decades of experience in environmental quality issues, and has effectively served during times of crises and recovery,” Snyder said in a statement.
Grether was a registered lobbyist for BP America in Lansing from 1993 to 2008, state records show.

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