Next Greenville meeting:
September 16 -
The Aging of the
Nuclear State -
Susanne Rhodes &
An update from the Greenville League of Women Voters and the Bartram Sierra Club On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., the Greenville League
of Women Voters and the Bartram Sierra Club will present an update on nuclear
activities in South Carolina at the University Center (former McAlister Square
Shopping Center) 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville 29607.
Susanne Rhodes with the League of Women Voters who prepared Nuclear
Waste in SC–an Issue Brief for Citizens will discuss the Blue Ribbon Commission on
America's Nuclear future, the Savannah River Nuclear Site, the nuclear waste fund
and proposed international shipments of nuclear waste to SC.
Ron Sobczak, retired professor and currently Chair of the Bartram Sierra Club,
will discuss nuclear energy and nuclear waste. He will also talk about the recent court
victory for the Sierra Club over violations at Chem-Nuclear.
You are encouraged to read the above referenced issue brief at http://www.lwvsc.org/files/nuclearwaste20140116.pdf.
And please save the date of Thursday,November 6, 2014 for a follow
up presentation on nuclear policy issues we face in South Carolina. We encourage
you to become informed and active as SC and the US formulate policies for dealing
with our increasing supply of nuclear waste.
coming in October:
A Call for Leadership and Service
I hope you take the time to read Ron Sobczak's article on the Atlanta Climate Rally and March. His participation (and the participation of six other local Sierra Club members) is a good example of what the Sierra Club is about; grassroots,member-based participation in environmental issues. Additionally, you may recall
in last month's Bartram Bulletin Bob Church mentioned upcoming transitions for many ExCom members
at the end of the year. These retiring ExCom members dedicated significant time and and talents to the Bartram Group over the past two decades.
The beginning of 2015 brings a significant leadership void for the group. Therefore, in October, our
monthly meeting will be an organizational meeting to discuss the plan forward for our local group. Bartram
Sierra is only as effective as its volunteers and we need volunteers to remain a strong, vibrant group. Please
attend and help us stay active. ❧
Saturday, September 13 Our guest will be Frank
Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center. This will be a picnic on the
Saluda River to learn about coal ash and other threats to
the Saluda River. Very informal. No limit. Call Dennis
for details (864) 430-3754.
• Picnic on the Saluda River with
A Rally for Clean Air and Clean Energy in Atlanta
I got an e-mail from the Sierra Club. And actually read it. The SC
Chapter of the Sierra Club received grant money to rent a bus to go to
Atlanta for the July 29th EPA hearings on the proposed carbon pollution
regulations and they wanted warm bodies to fill the bus.
Volunteers In Action
Seven Bartram members (along with members from
Columbia and Asheville) traveled to Atlanta for a rally
to support the EPA's
new regulations regarding
its carbon rules.
Thanks to Pat Farrelly,
Debbie Thomas, Norm
Sharp, Kathryn Muller,
Ron Sobczak, Kathleen
Kempe and Craig
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