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The Root of Conservative Is Conserve PDF Print E-mail
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A Republican Case for Climate Action

By WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
Published: August 1, 2013 51 Comments


EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running theEnvironmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally.

The costs of inaction are undeniable. The lines of scientific evidence grow only stronger and more numerous. And the window of time remaining to act is growing smaller: delay could mean that warming becomes “locked in.”

Read more: The Root of Conservative Is Conserve
 
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Donate to the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club!

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Dear Fellow Sierran ,

It is that time of year again, the time when we reach out for your support to keep our chapter running strong.  The March Appeal is the only time of the year when we can ask our whole membership to financially support the chapter, and it is arguably the most important fundraising effort that we make.

When you join or renew your membership in the Sierra Club, only a small fraction of your dues comes to our chapter, not nearly enough the run the chapter office and pay our staff.  For that, we must count on member donations to fund and fuel the local work we do.

That work has never been more important than what we have planned for 2013.  We have a full range of actions and issues we'll be working on this year.  While local groups will continue to work toward improving recycling, water quality, trail maintenance, to name a few, the chapter has selected two cornerstone issues:

  • Solar Leasing: The solar industry is ready to expand and grow in our state, but our utility companies are blocking the efforts of solar companies to lease their equipment, the most affordable way to install solar.  Solar leasing could reduce the need for new, large, expensive power plants, while reducing ratepayers' electric bills.  Working together with other groups, the South Carolina Sierra Club wants to lead the fight to bring solar leasing to our state.  With your help, we can move toward a clean renewable energy future.
  • Nuclear Waste: Your chapter is also leading the fight to keep more nuclear waste out of South Carolina.  With the failure of Yucca Mountain in Nevada to open as the permanent repository for spent fuel from reactors, South Carolina is being considered as the dumping ground for 70,000 tons of highly radioactive, dangerous spent fuel.  The Savannah River Site is already one of the most contaminated sites in the U.S. with a heavy burden of radioactive waste already dumped there.  We do NOT want to be the nation's nuclear waste dump, and your chapter is working hard to make sure that does not happen.

We've told you about some of the challenges ahead of us in 2013; we'd also like to talk about the successes we had in 2012 because members like you supported the chapter financially.  The South Carolina Sierra Club worked with local citizens to halt a local company's environmentally unsound practice of spreading human waste near the town of Pelion, contaminating ground water and wells.  Recently, we defeated a plan to use the pristine upper reaches of the Edisto River as a dumping ground for sewage and chicken processing waste.  Our chapter efforts, coupled with the work of other groups and citizens, were pivotal in saving this beautiful and precious river from contamination.

Our Outings program continues to flourish within our many groups and succeeds in fulfilling our mission to explore and enjoy the special places in our state.  By connecting and engaging our members and friends in outdoor experiences, we strengthen our resolve to protect our precious resources for ourselves and future generations.

Your donation will make sure we continue to be a major force for protecting South Carolina's environment.  Please mail your donation today in the envelope provided, or go to our website and use your credit card.  You can even use our paypal link.

Your chapter is the largest environmental organization in the state with over 5,000 members.  When we speak out and take a stand, we can make significant changes to bad practices and advance good ones.  We have an excellent chapter office in a vital area of downtown Columbia, and we have two excellent staff members, our dedicated and effective chapter coordinator and our new, enthusiastic and hardworking lobbyist, Benton Wislinski.  These two form an important team that keeps our organization moving forward on all fronts.  The last thing we want to do is risk not being able to fund our office and our staff.  Your donations enable us to keep this vital support staff employed.

Your generous contribution enables the chapter to keep useful and powerful tools in our chapter's arsenal.  You may have seen our email blasts that allow you to click and send messages to your legislators.  That software costs money, and legislators and regulators tell us that receiving such emails gets their attention.  These tools that allow our collective voices to be heard are important in effecting the changes we desire as a conservation group.  Your donations make these possible.

If making a single, large donation is not convenient, there are options like Bill Pay online where you can designate the Sierra Club for a smaller monthly donation.  Please consider making a contribution to your chapter.  Last year, of our 5,000 members, only 326 of them donated.  This level of giving will not sustain the chapter.  We need ALL our members to actively support the important work of the South Carolina Sierra Club.

Please take a moment right now and set up your plan to support your chapter and the great work it is doing.  Mail your check, go to the website and donate or set up something like the Bill Pay function.  Keep your Sierra Club the strong and viable voice it has always been in our state.  South Carolina needs us!

Please let us know that you support this important work by making a gift today. Click here to donate online!

Alternately, you can mail a check, made out to the South Carolina Sierra Club, to Post Office Box 2388, Columbia, SC 29202.

Donations from this email campaign go directly to fund our local efforts:

  • To reduce the exposure of our drinking water to the risks of nuclear waste storage
  • To move South Carolina Beyond Coal
  • To promote renewable energy like offshore wind and solar

Make your contribution today. Don't count on someone else stepping up and acting. We need you! South Carolina needs you!

Thank you,

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Susan Corbett, Chair
South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club

Gifts to the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club support our effective citizen-based advocacy and lobbying programs and therefore are not tax-deductible. 

P.S.: Thank you for your support of the South Carolina Chapter. Please consider sharing this important message with your friends, family, and colleagues. You can also visit our website to learn more about the important work your Sierra Club is doing in South Carolina.

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Don't Let South Carolina Become The Nation's Nuclear Waste Dump!

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Dear Fellow Sierran ,

Will you help protect South Carolina from becoming the default Yucca Mountain?

In a recent decision, the Blue Ribbon Commission on nuclear waste is recommending that one or two sites be located for "centralized interim storage," which is just a fancy way of saying "find somewhere and dump it for the time being."

In South Carolina we've heard that before.

We are already home to millions of curies of radioactive waste at the Barnwell low-level nuclear waste site and at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Most of this toxic waste will be here forever -- dangerous for thousands of years.

The last thing we want is for the Department of Energy to decide SRS should be the "temporary" home for the nation's inventory of 60,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel piling up at reactors around the country. This would mean hundreds of truckloads of nuclear waste rolling down our highways and through our communities and then stockpiled at SRS for who knows how long.

Let's protect South Carolina from becoming the nation's nuclear waste dump! 

Your donation will directly fund our local efforts to:

  • Reduce the exposure of our drinking water to the risks of nuclear waste storage.

  • Move South Carolina Beyond Coal.

  • Continue to support communities such as Pelion and Spartanburg whose residents are suffering severe health problems from exposure to polluted drinking water.

  • Strive to get the ABC recycling bill passed in the legislature that will require businesses with ABC permits to recycle materials such as glass bottles, aluminum cans, and cardboard boxes.

  • Work to stop the wasteful and unnecessary development of the I-73 corridor which will destroy 3000 acres of farmland and impact 342 acres of wetlands.
  • Promote renewable energy like offshore wind and solar.

Make your contribution today. Don't count on someone else stepping up and acting. We need you! South Carolina needs you! Alternately, you can mail a check, made out to the South Carolina Sierra Club, to Post Office Box 2388, Columbia, SC 29202.

Thank you,

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Susan Corbett, Chair
South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club

Gifts to the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club support our effective citizen-based advocacy and lobbying programs and therefore are not tax-deductible.

P.S.: Thank you for your support of the South Carolina Chapter. Please consider sharing this important message with your friends, family, and colleagues. You can also visit our website to learn more about the important work your Sierra Club is doing in South Carolina.

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Eastover Library Branch Gets $1.6M Green Expansion

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Richland County Public Library has earmarked $1.6 million to renovate and expand its Eastover branch.  Library officials said they’ll seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, making the building, a classroom for sustainable constructions.

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Did You Know? (Coral Reefs & CO2) PDF Print E-mail
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(Underwater photo of coral reef by Jerry Reid, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Did you know that the ocean acts like a great carbon sink, absorbing about 30% of the CO2 released into the atmosphere?  Want to find out more about the relationship between the ocean and CO2? Then click here.

 
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