SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
It’s Quit Coal Week in Georgia!
November 10, 2010
It’s Quit Coal Week in Georgia
November 15 – 19
Around the country, utilities are scrapping their plans to build new coal plants due to public pressure in favor of clean energy alternatives and the high cost of coal on our wallets and our health – 536 deaths each year are attributable to coal plant air pollution in Georgia alone. However, utilities in Georgia seem to have missed the memo – they’re still planning to build THREE NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS! Georgia is already home to some of the nation’s most polluting coal plants. We need more clean energy, not more coal.
Please show your support for clean energy by coming out for one or more events during Quit Coal Week, Nov. 15-19, 2010!Monday and Tuesday: Student activities around the state. Contact Amelia for more information. Wednesday Nov. 17, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Rally and virtual tour of Georgia’s dirty coal plants in Atlanta’s Woodruff Park (RSVP to volunteer. Thursday Nov. 18, all day: The last day in court for SACE’s legal challenge to the air permit for proposed coal-fired RSVP appreciated. Friday Nov. 19: The final deadline to send comments to EPA regarding coal ash, the hazardous waste left from burning coal for electricity that is currently unregulated. If you have not yet submitted your comment asking EPA to protect our communities with strong regulations, please do so by Friday! Click here for all the info you need to send in your concerns. The more people we have, the stronger the message to Georgia utilities, EMCs, and decision-makers: It’s time to Quit Coal!