Welcome to the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin!
We are working to ensure that our local electric utility does not sacrifice human health for the sake of financial cost.
We know electricity can be produced without consuming Earth. Renewable power costs less with no fuel to purchase. Advancing to clean, renewable power will eliminate a long list of harmful consequences to our health.
We invite you to join us! Explore our website to learn more.
We Energies’ Water Permit to be Discussed at DNR Public Hearing
The Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin and residents living near the Oak Creek coal plants will speak out in favor of stronger water protections at a DNR public hearing regarding We Energies’ Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) draft water permit. The permit currently includes a provision that would allow We Energies to discharge mercury-tainted water into Lake Michigan at nearly triple the human health standard. It also allows We Energies to continue outdated coal ash handling practices until 2023, which is the latest possible date to use such techniques under federal law. The Clean Power Coalition opposes both of these provisions. Read more here.
Please join us at the hearing to express your opposition and concerns!
When: Monday, February 11, 2019. Press conference at 12:30 p.m. Public hearing at 1:00 pm.
Where: Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154
If you unable to attend the hearing, you can share your concerns in writing by sending them to Jason Knutson, Wastewater Section Chief, DNR, at Jason.Knutson@wisconsin.gov
Water Test Results
The Clean Power Coalition has publicly released the test results of water sampling it conducted throughout 2018 from surface waters in the vicinity of We Energies’ Oak Creek plants. Based on results showing concerning levels of a number of toxic pollutants, CPC leaders are calling on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct further sampling to determine if coal ash contamination has spread beyond the facility.
PurpleAir Monitors are here!
The Clean Power Coalition recently raised about $2000 to purchase PurpleAir monitors to be installed in the vicinity of the We Energies power plant. We are excited to utilize independent monitors to collect data on particulate matter in the Oak Creek area; we will be able to determine if We Energies is properly controlling levels of coal dust in the community. To learn more, visit our page detailing the new air monitors!
Click here to see the PurpleAir map.