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Title: Submitting Holland Public Comment on Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant

Hi EM-ers,
Most of you know that the Holland Board of Public Works draft permit application was released last Wed. for public comment.  We now have pre-formatted letters for public comment up on www.cleanenergynowmi.com that can be submitted the same easy way the Wolverine ones were submitted.  Please take another moment to submit comments for the Holland coal plant (directions at the end of the email).

Tiffany Hartung
Sierra Club, Associate Regional Representative
1723 West Fourteen Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Office: (248) 549-6213              
Fax: (248) 549-6483
tiffany.hartung@sierraclub.org
www.sierraclub.org/coal

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Help Stop the MI Coal Rush

Submit Comments Online about the Wolverine Rogers City Proposed Coal Plant

Weigh in on the Rogers City Wolverine coal-fired power plant air permit without having to leave your home- comment online! The MDEQ needs to hear from Michiganders from the entire state on this important decision.

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- you can go back and submit one of each if you wish) with the Holland permit (Rogers City comments have been moved down the page a bit).

Thanks for submitting comments!  Please check back in January for announcements about the Midland or Bay City permits!