ANN ARBOR – Santa and Clean energy advocates rallied in downtown Ann Arbor on Thursday, calling out DTE for its dependence on coal, which landed them on the “naughty” list. In 2012, DTE raised customers’ rates nearly 15 percent to accommodate the rising cost of coal.
Coal ash contains dangerous chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead that can leak from storage sites and pollute the environment. Coal ash pollution has been known to cause cancer and neurological deficiencies in humans and deformities in fish. We need protections to be as strong as possible - Email your legislators today!
It’s time for Michigan to set a positive example by increasing our use of clean energy and energy efficiency. Health studies show coal plants contribute to escalating health costs and illness, as well as environmental contaminants that pollute our air and Great Lakes. We’re calling on Governor Rick Snyder to be a leader in clean energy by holding utilities to stronger standards and putting public interests ahead of corporate profits. Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency will create thousands of good jobs, lower utility costs for ratepayers, and protect the Great Lakes.
Send a letter to Governor Snyder today - ask him to ensure Michigan is a leader in clean energy!
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Vote For Clean Energy, Clean Jobs
Clean Water Action members can help rebuild Michigan’s economy by voting for Proposal 3, the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs proposal on this fall’s election ballot.
More than 500,000 Michigan residents signed petitions to place this clean jobs measure on the 2012 ballot. If passed, it will increase Michigan’s renewable energy standard to 25% by the year 2025. It will create more than 94,000 new jobs that cannot be outsourced and attract $10.3 billion in new investments.