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Spotlight on the dirtiest coal plants in Wisconsin:

           Coal Plants in Wisconsin Bayfront Power Plant, Xcel Energy UW-Superior, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-Stout, Department of Administration Northern Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-Stevens Point, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-Oshkosh, Wisconsin Department of Administration Waupun Correctional Institution, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-La Crosse, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-Platteville, Wisconsin Department of Administration Weston Power Plant, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Alma Generating Station, Dairyland Power Co-Op Genoa Generating Station, Dairyland Power Co-Op Pullium Power Plant, Wisconsin Public Service Corportation Edgewater Generating Station, Alliant Energy Columbia Energy Center, Alliant Energy Nelson Dewey Generating Facility, Alliant Energy Valley Power Plant, We Energies Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant, We Energies UW-Madison and Mendota Health Institue, Wisconsin Department of Administration UW-River Falls, Wisconsin Department of Administration Milwaukee County Power Plant, We Energies

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:

Alliant Energy:

       Nelson Dewey, Casseville

       Columbia, Pardeeville

       Edgewater, Sheboygan

We Energies:

       Valley, Milwaukee

       Milwaukee County

       Oak Creek

       Pleasant Prairie


Wisconsin Public Service:

    Weston, Weston (Stevens Point)

    Pullium, Green Bay

Dairyland Power Co-op:

       Genoa, Genoa

       Alma, Alma

       J.P. Madgett, Alma

Xcel Energy:

       Bayfront, Ashland

Small, State-owned Plants:

    8 UW Campuses

    5 hospitals and prisons


Get involved!

      E-mail Elizabeth Ward or call (608) 256-0565 to get involved with the Sheboygan campaign or other coal fights.  Sign up here to get involved with other Sierra Club activities


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.


Other Coal News:

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For a brochure on a dirty, old coal plant, check these out:


Dairyland Power Coop

Edgewater Generating Station (Sheboygan)