The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just 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.
ANN ARBOR - Volunteers and members of the Clean Energy Now coalition (CEN) gathered at locations across Michigan to mark Global Wind Day with kite flying events.
“I’m proud to stand with activists today to send a message that wind is working,” said Rick Wilson, Vice President of Operations with Heritage Sustainable Energy. “Recently even the biggest utilities in the state have acknowledged that wind energy is cheaper than energy from coal-fired plants. Best of all, investing in clean energy is already saving ratepayers, creating jobs and reducing the need for expensive and outdated power plants.”
DETROIT – Michigan’s rivers, lakes and streams are closer to being cleaner and safer as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced long-overdue limits on toxic wastewater discharges.
Coal power plants are, by far, the largest water polluters in the United States. The wastewater discharge rule governing these plants is more than 30 years out of date and allows heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury to pollute Michigan’s waterways.
"Senator Lautenberg championed the everyday concerns of people across New Jersey. He was ahead of his time in leading efforts to protect public health and clean water.