Monday, September 28, 2009

Kansas Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal" Campaign, Sept. 29th, Lawrence Riverfront Park

Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign National Day of Action

On September 29th, dozens of events will be organized across the country to demonstrate strong support for cleaning up the coal industry’s contributions to global warming, air pollution, and water pollution. From mining, to burning, to disposing of its waste, coal is a dirty business. Kansas is no exception.

Kansans have already made it clear they won’t stand for new, unneeded coal plants. Now it’s time to clean up existing coal plants. Sierra Club will unveil a new strategy to address pollution from existing coal plants in the Sunflower state. Public health and environmental advocates will gather to call attention to harmful coal plant pollution in our state.

What: A press conference at Riverfront Park in Lawrence, KS

Who: A broad coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates, students, and concerned citizens

When: Tuesday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Riverfront Park in Lawrence – Take the main entrance at the junction of Highways 24, 40 and 59 (Intersection of N. 2nd Street and Highways 24 and 40). Public parking is available. The park entrance is marked with a blue sign. Drive straight over the levee through the gates. Park in the designated public parking area, and look for us on the grassy area in front of the River.

For directions or information on an alternative location if unfavorable weather conditions should occur, please contact Stephanie Cole at or 402.984.1122.

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