roughly 30 miles south of
The proposed 425-megawatt plant would burn almost 2 million tons of coal per year, brought in on 13 ships per month, and would generate 450 tons of ash daily. Emissions would include nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, airborne lead, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and mercury---causing smog, acid rain, asthma, learning disabilities, heart and lung disease, and further contaminating our fish and water.
Corporation says they will build a 400ft. smokestack on the plant so that the
emissions will not affect the people or environment of
Manistee Citizens for Responsible Development is leading the fight to prevent the plant from being built. They meet weekly in Manistee.
The Traverse Group of the Sierra Club has passed a resolution to oppose the Tondu Corporation’s coal burning plant. We urge the citizens of Benzie County to learn more and get involved, because if you think a new coal plant in Manistee County won’t affect Benzie, think again.
Monica Evans, Chair
Traverse Group of the Sierra Club