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E-M:/ Marquette Mining Journal coverage of NMU coal/wood Cogen hearing



Group says ‘no to coal’ for new NMU power plant

By MIRIAM MOELLER, Journal Staff Writer

POSTED: November 28, 2007


MARQUETTE —  Northern Michigan University students and faculty demanded “no new coal” at a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality hearing Tuesday on NMU’s permit proposal for a power plant that could burn wood, coal and other fuels.

“My professional opinion is that even the potential of burning coal is a step in the wrong direction,” said Ron Sundell, NMU geography professor and director of the environmental science program. “We can do a number of things with alternative energy. It’s a new energy age. No new coal.”






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