Lorax 
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Regional Director, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. Hendrix/UALR Law grad. Gravel Ridge, AR native. Father of two fantastic sons. Big fan of environmental activism, kickball,… More »

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Updated on June 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

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Re: “Say: Where's the Shale Posse on SWEPCO hearing?

Just to be clear: Sierra Club intervened in this docket so that cleaner, less costly alternatives would be fully considered and discussed. Those options include a range of things: gas, wind, energy efficiency, and combinations thereof. It's not correct to say that the Sierra Club is pushing gas. However, Sierra Club is interested in finding a solution that is cleaner and better for ratepayers than paying hundreds of millions to prop up an aging coal plant--and then coming back to do it again in a few years when pending regulations kick in.

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Posted by Lorax on 10/10/2012 at 12:20 PM

Re: “'Values' coalition sues to strike medi-pot from ballot

Is this lawsuit available online anywhere?

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Posted by Lorax on 08/31/2012 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Mark Darr: He's sick of "green" (environment, that is)

I guess Mr. Darr is not a fan of the thousands of Arkansas jobs created by the wind industry. He might want to talk to the GOP members of AR's congressional delegation, all of whom are now supporting an extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy.

With regard to the solar panel he mentioned: that wasn't allowed to be hooked up b/c of a utility requirement that state agencies sign an indemnity contract, which state agencies are legally unable to do. The AR Public Service Commission just fixed that problem, so I expect that solar panel to be up and generating soon.

When Darr says "subsidized green ventures have been tried in other countries and have failed," I'm assuming that he doesn't mean Germany, which is having huge solar success. Even here in our own country, our neighbors in states like Texas and Oklahoma are among the nation's leaders in wind power generation.

Mr. Darr's column is almost entirely fact-free, a rant that sounds good from a stump but falls apart upon closer examination. I suggest that he do some homework when it comes to the renewable energy industry. Wind and solar are creating jobs all across the country, including here in Arkansas. If Mr. Darr is against good Arkansas jobs that create clean energy without pollution, then I question his fitness to serve.

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Posted by Lorax on 08/28/2012 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Airport officials roll out new logo for Clinton National

Interesting: in the logo, the plane starts out flying left but then banks sharply to the right.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lorax on 07/24/2012 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Wendell Griffen hospitalized after bicycle wreck

Nice, Rick Thomas. Judge Griffen, according to his bio, is 60 this year. If my 60 yr old dad face-planted off his bike, you better believe I'd want him thoroughly checked out. But maybe that's just me. Best wishes, Judge.

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Posted by Lorax on 07/03/2012 at 2:52 PM

Re: “UAMS begins Ray Winder demolition

The new park is really nice and fantastic, but I sure do miss ol' Ray Winder Field. I chased a lot of foul balls, slurped yours and my share of red icees in a plastic hat, and danced to the sweet, sweet tunes of Ms. Alfreda at that place over the years. Generations of my family took in games there over the years. My birthday is around July 4th, and it was a tradition for a while to take me to the inevitable doubleheader around then. Good times.

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Posted by Lorax on 06/29/2012 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Thursday: Reverend Horton Heat

One add'l band is on the bill tonight at Downtown Music: Population Zero. Last-minute addition, but a good one.

Posted by Lorax on 06/28/2012 at 1:09 PM

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