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Monday, December 8, 2008

Stocking stuffers

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Since Gov. Mike Beebe sent an early signal that this was going to be Arkansas's lumps-of-coal Christmas, I guess he'll be otherwise engaged when a group arrives at the Capitol Tuesday to present petitions calling for no new coal-burning power plants in the Natural State.

Thousands of NO NEW COAL petitions demand moratorium on new coal plants

Concerned Arkansans to Deliver Thousands of Petitions against proposed coal-fired power plants to Governor Mike Beebe



Little Rock, Arkansas:  At the State Capitol on December 9th 11am in the Old Supreme Court Room,  environmental groups and concerned citizens will present Governor Mike Beebe with thousands of petitions asking him to place a moratorium on new coal plants in Arkansas.  Experts on public health, the economy, global warming, and the environment will highlight the risks involved with building new coal-fired power plants.  There will be opportunity for questions following the presentations.  A meeting has been requested with Governor Mike Beebe after the press conference.


WHAT:           NO NEW COAL Press Conference and Petition Delivery


WHO:             Rob Fisher, Ecological Conservation Organization (ECO)

Glen Hooks, Arkansas Sierra Club
Ken Smith, Audubon Arkansas

James Metzger, HISTECON Associates, Inc.

Leah Hennings, Research Assistant Professor, UAMS


WHEN:  December 9th 11am-11:30am


WHERE:  Arkansas State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Room


VISUALS: Great visuals.  The stack of petitions creates a strong visual statement to highlight the amount of public opposition to new coal plants in Arkansas.  There will also be a slide show of images projected at the press event, featuring citizens from throughout the state holding homemade NO COAL signs.  Also, all the participating groups will have their respective banners as a backdrop to the podium.  The event will be attended by the public and there should be a small crowd behind the speakers

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