* The Coal Hard Facts from The Queen of Coal – Dec 12th Sierra Club Meeting

The Queen of Coal is back! Rhiannon Fionn Bowman has just returned from six months of research, all across the U.S., on the impact of coal and coal ash for her new book. We’re delighted that she’ll share some of her findings, her photos, and her stories of the impact of toxic coal ash from all around the country.

With the recent discovery by the Catawba Riverkeeper that there are at least 4 illegal seeps from the Riverbend coal ash pond discharging toxins into our drinking water supply, this will be a very timely presentation. If you care about our rivers and streams, our drinking water, and our local environment this is a program that you can’t afford to miss. We must move NC Beyond Coal and we’ll learn what we can do about it!

Rhiannon Fionn Bowman

Many of you have followed award winning writer Rhiannon Fionn Bowman as she covered ReVenture (ReVenture Under Review – Charlotte Magazine, Feb 2011), Toxic Coal Ash (Is coal ash poisoning Charlotte-area drinking water? – Creative Loafing, Sept 2010), the Charlotte Occupy Movement, Community Gardens, and much, much more. Be sure to check out her new website Coal Ash Chronicles.

Our Wednesday, December 12th, meeting starts off at 6:30 PM for snacks, refreshments and a chance to meet and socialize with other Sierra Club members and friends. The business meeting and program will begin at 7:00 PM. Non-members and potential new members are very welcome!

Central Piedmont Sierra Club meetings are held in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. Cumberland Avenue is off of the 1500 block of East Boulevard.

The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available.

Note: Due to the holidays, this meeting will take the place of our regularly scheduled 4th Wednesday meeting and there will be no meeting on Dec 26th.

P.S. Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did! See you there…


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