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BLM Public Meeting
Proposed Andrada Quarry Expansion - Tuesday, May 21st
The BLM Tucson Field Office (TFO) has prepared an environmental assessment and unsigned FONSI for the proposed Andrada Quarry Expansion MPO. The Andrada Quarry is located 25 miles southeast of Tucson near Corona de Tucson in Pima County. The quarry is currently operating on private surface/private minerals. The 14-acre expansion of the quarry would be on Arizona State Trust surface with federal minerals. The EA and un-signed FONSI are available on the e-Planning website (http://on.doi.gov/15MJgk4). A public comment period is scheduled for April 30-May 30, 2013.
See the Legal Notice.
PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 21st, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SYCAMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, COMMUNITY ROOM
16701 S HOUGHTON ROAD
CORONA DE TUCSON, AZ 85641
Public Affairs Specialist
BLM Gila District - Safford/Tucson
Featured Issues Program:
Thursday, June 13th -
Solar Power and Reducing Energy Use are Viable
Today - Russell Lowes, Rincon Group Energy chair,
shows how solar panels recently have become more
affordable. He reveals how to calculate your cost for
solar, given the different aspects of installation, financing,
and incentives for those who want to buy or lease
solar rooftop systems for their homes. A blending of
solar panels and energy efficiency produces the best
results. Russell also will compare the current cost of
solar with the costs of new fossil-fuel or nuclear-energy
options. Government subsidies will be covered and
Russell will address current proposals for carbon-tax
options and renewable-energy stimulation in Congress.
The presentation will be held at 7 pm at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) building at 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. (one block south of Elm Street) - free and open to the public.
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National Sierra Club Election Coming This Spring
The annual election for the Club’s Board of Directors is now underway. Those eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on the Club’s website.
The Sierra Club is a democratically structured organization at all levels. The Club requires the regular flow of views on policy and priorities from its grassroots membership in order to function well. Yearly participation in elections at all Club levels is a major membership obligation. Your Board of Directors is required to stand for election by the membership. This Board sets Club policy and budgets at the national level and works closely with the Executive Director and staff to operate the Club. Voting for candidates who express your views on how the Club should grow and change is both a privilege and responsibility of membership.
Members frequently state that they don’t know the candidates and find it difficult to vote without learning more. You can learn more by asking questions of your group and chapter leadership and other experienced members you know. Visit the Club’s election website: http://www.sierraclub.org/bod/2013election
This site provides links to additional information about candidates, and their views on a variety of issues facing the Club and the environment.
You should use your own judgment by taking several minutes to read the ballot statement of each candidate. Then make your choice and cast your vote. Even if you receive your election materials in the mail, please go to the user-friendly Internet voting site to save time and postage. If necessary, you will find the ballot is quite straightforward and easy to mark and mail.
Letter From The Rincon Group Executive Committee
To The Pima County Bond Advisory Committee
Expressing Disappointment With The County Administration's
Support Of Automobile-Based Urban Sprawl
April - June, 2013 Newsletter Headlines:
- To Become a True Solar City Tucson and TEP Have Work to Do
- Install Solar in Your Home
- Solar in the oddest places