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Speak Out For Clean Air and Clean Water For All Milwaukee

October 21, 2010 by admin

The Green Team invites everyone to speak out and make a difference.

More than 24,000 people live within a mile of the WE Energies Menomonee Valley coal fired power plant. Milwaukee and surrounding counties currently violate health standards for soot and smog. On days when air pollution levels are high, we see more frequent, more severe, and more deadly asthma attacks, heart attacks, and strokes. We need to let the DNR know that Milwaukee deserves better and cleaner ways to fuel its economy. We have a very rare opportunity to speak out on pollution coming from the WE Energies’ Valley coal fired plant as the DNR prepares the plant’s federal air permit.

The DNR will accept comments from the public on WE Energies’ Valley Plant air permit, which is what sets air pollution levels for the plant. Mark your calendars and make your voice heard as we stand up for cleaner air in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. We will all benefit from your efforts.

DNR Air Permit Hearing: We Energies’ Valley plant
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM
WI DNR Southeast Region Headquarters
2300 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Room 140-141

If you cannot attend the hearing, you may write a comment to the DNR through the Sierra Club’s link on the Web at: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=188624.0&dlv_id=161842.  You may find more information about the effect burning coal has on our air and water at www.sierraclub.org/coal