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.
Holland stands ready to move past fossil fuels to a future that grows clean energy jobs, realizes cost-savings from energy efficiency programs, and achieves a mission of stewardship through a lowered carbon footprint. Now is the time to take action to tell the city’s leaders that Holland’s true path to energy independence is through maximizing clean energy and energy efficiency investments!
Energy efficiency programs save people money and shrink carbon footprints by helping customers reduce their need for electricity. The best ways for us to help Michiganders improve their energy efficiency is with programs that incentivize home weatherization, mechanical and lighting improvements, and upgrading to energy efficient appliances. These programs reduce utility bills, improve property values, and create thousands of skilled jobs in every corner of the state.
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.