For too long, the coal industry has polluted our precious Great Lakes and waterways. As stewards of 1/5 of the world’s fresh water, we can’t afford to allow coal plants to continue toxic chemical dumping.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.
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!
The hydraulic fracturing process takes millions of gallons of fresh water from Michigan aquifers and mixes it with a dangerous blend of toxic chemicals including known carcinogens and neurotoxins. The chemical cocktail is injected deep into the ground under extreme pressure, blowing apart shale rock and releasing trapped natural gas.