Dozens of local residents turned out Tuesday to Hendrix College for a town hall meeting on the energy future of Arkansas, according to a news release from Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club and the Environmental Concerns Committee, a student group at Hendrix College, hosted the community forum, focusing on the five-year "Energy Plan" for the state that is being developed by Gov. Mike Beebe’s administration.  Tuesday night’s meeting represents the third in a series of statewide public meetings organized by the Sierra Club to gather input from Arkansas residents.

The meeting featured a panel of speakers, including Dr. Stella Capek, Professor of Sociology at Hendrix College, Rev. Stephen Copley with Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light and April Ambrose, Sustainability Consultant with Viridian Energy, a clean energy provider.