Cobb County Sierrans Build Monopoly Board to Help Figure out Cobb EMC dealings
Have you had trouble keeping up with all the wheelings of Cobb EMC? Us too, so we built a Monopoly-like board to try to help us keep track of it all. Roll a five and you land on Allied Energy Services, a subsidiary of Cobb Energy chaired by Dean Alford, which lost $4.33 million between 2004 and 2007. Find former Governor Roy Barnes standing in the "Jail" square handing out Get Out Free passes.
Or what if you land on the Cobb Energy Mortgage Company? Well that subsidiary of Cobb Energy (formed in 2005) lost $870,000 in two years of its existence between 2005-2007. Dean Alford led this company, and who knows, perhaps it is still a part of Cobb Energy Management Corporation Liquidating Trust, which was set up to liquidate the assets of seven other for-profit entities!
Don't forget to pass GO and take your seemingly blank check of bonus money from the ratepayer's treasure chest! Click here to read more about several EMC members' request for a FERC investigation of this mess and if you're a Cobb EMC member, click here to take action.
If you feel like rubbing in the Braves sweep of the Giants over the weekend, consider submitting an entry to Sierra Club's "Fear John Muir's Beard" t-shirt design contest. Our colleagues in the home office in SF will be judging, and I know someone out there can figure out how to get a Tomahawk discretely into their design !
The deadline is tomorrow (Thursday 4/28), so get cracking and submit your design here.
Sierra Club Meetings
Smart Energy Team Meeting, Monday, May 2nd, 6:30p.m. refreshments, 7p.m. start, Mike Walls - Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlands & Wildlife Committee Meeting, Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00p.m., Mike Murdock - Chair, email@example.com
RAIL Committee Meeting, Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 p.m., Jim Dexter - Chair, call 678-313-2407, firstname.lastname@example.orgAtlanta Inner City Outings (ICO), Tuesday, May 24th, 7:30p.m., contact Allison Williams email@example.com
Water Conservation Tracking Workshops
Georgia River Network, Georgia EPD and the Alliance to Save Water will be holding two FREE workshops, one in Atlanta on May 9th and one in Brunswick on May 11th. The agenda will cover new state conservation requirements and assistance programs and will outline the benefits of using conservation planning and tracking tools.
Atlanta Inner City Outings Fundraiser -- Save the Date for May 17th
The Atlanta ICO program volunteers take kids of limited means on hikes, camping trips and other outings. Horizon Theater generously sponsors the program by offering the proceeds from ticket sales to support the program once a year. This year, Avenue Q on May 17th will support Atlanta ICO. Click here to get your tickets!
We *heart* EPA and EPA *hearts* hearings in Atlanta: Mercury hearing on May 26th
We don't have any of the details yet, but rumor has it that Atlanta will be the site of one of three national hearings on the proposed mercury rule (the one that has been 20 years in the making). Much more info to follow, but click here to read more about the issue, sign up to get tested, and read people's stories from around the country.
Sierra Club 101 is back! Mark your calendar!
Attention, Members! You joined the Sierra Club to help protect the environment -- now what? Sierra Club 101! Come learn about the Sierra Club and how to get involved in our local efforts. Open to members and non-members alike--bring a friend! Refreshments provided. June 11th, 10:30-12 pm. Register online by clicking here.
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