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Saturday, October 18, 2008

No more coal

Posted By on Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 6:26 AM

It ain't football, but there will be music. A coalition of environmental groups will rally on the steps of the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m. today against a new coal-fired generating plant in Southwest Arkansas.

Louie, you'll be there I hope.

Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansans from across the state will gather in Little Rock to speak out against the construction of dirty coal-fired power plants in Arkansas. After a recent decision by the Governor’s Commission on Global Warming to halt construction on SWEPCO’s proposed coal–fired power plant in Hempstead County, citizens will gather to ask Governor Beebe to follow the recommendations of his appointed commission and stop the new plant.

The NO NEW COAL rally will feature a wide variety of speakers, activism, and live music from EPIPHANY, DAMN BULLETS and MAGIC HASSLE.

WHAT:           NO NEW COAL Rally

WHO:              Robert McAfee, The Governor's Commission on Global Warming, Climatologist 

Hunting Club Rep. (TBA)

Glen Hooks, Arkansas Sierra Club
Dan Scheiman, Audubon Arkansas
Leah Hennings, Cancer researcher

Cody Hooks & Grace Arnold, Greenest Generation Activists

WHEN:  October 18th 1pm-3pm

WHERE:  Arkansas State Capitol (Front Steps), Little Rock

STRONG VISUALS:  Large, diverse crowd of students, hunters, environmentalists, religious leaders, parents, and children; colorful signs; live music; petition signing.  Participants will spell out NO NEW COAL with their bodies on the Capitol Steps.  Many present will also be wearing NO COAL t-shirts and masks.

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