Spotlight on the dirtiest coal plants in Wisconsin:
Coal in Wisconsin:
Burning coal is the top contributor to climate change, and is major threat to our health and our habitats. Mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants has contaminated every lake, river, and waterway in Wisconsin. Coal Ash threatens our waterways and has resulted in a number of disastrous accidents in Wisconsin. Soot pollution from coal-fired power plants has been linked to over 550,000 asthma attacks, 38,000 heart attacks, and 22,000 avoidable deaths annually in the United States. In Wisconsin, over 123,000 children and over 400,000 adults struggle with asthma. Asthma alone costs Wisconsin over $1 billion each year.
Coal Plants in Wisconsin:
Nelson Dewey, Casseville
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The Good News!
It doesn't have to be this way! There are plenty of opportunities to boost our economy with clean energy technology that will produce jobs and boost the local economy without continuing to poison our air and water.
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