The proposed 600 megawatt Wolverine coal-fired power plant air permit in Rogers City (near Alpena) will emit annually 3,500,000 tons of CO2, 1,344 tons of SO2, 2,647 tons of Nox, 47 pounds of mercury and 725 tons of particulate matter. Every year 24,000 people die prematurely because of pollution from coal-fired power plants, and these numbers are climbing. Every year 12,000 hospital admissions and 550,000 people suffering asthma attacks result from power plant pollution.
Michigan needs affordable, safe, reliable, renewable energy , our future and our health depends on it! The MI Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is now taking public comments on the coal plants before they make a decision. This is your chance to influence that decision, submit comments to the MDEQ online.
IT'S EASY AND QUICK, INSTRUCTIONS ARE :
Go to http://www.cleanenergynowmi.com/.
Follow this link and click on the picture that says "Take Action Now."
From there, it will prompt you to fill in your contact info and ask you to select a pre-formatted letter that will be sent to the MDEQ on 1 of 3 major concerns (toxic pollution, mercury or global warming) with the Rogers City proposed plant.
That's all there is to it! But check back on the site in a couple weeks to submit comments on the proposed coal plant in Holland, MI.
Associate Regional Representative
Sierra Club National Coal Campaign
1723 West Fourteen Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Office: (248) 549-6213
Fax: (248) 549-6483