August 2019

August 29, 2019, Wisconsin State Journal/ “Sierra Club: Shuttering coal plants could save ratepayers $138M a year”

August 29, 2019, Racine Journal Times: “Sierra Club: Shuttering coal plants could save ratepayers $138M a year”

June 2019

June 12, 2019, Carl Lindner in Wisconsin State Journal: “We Energies obstructs clean power”

April 2019

April 29, 2019, Racine County Eye: “Column: How dirty is Racine County’s air?”

April 29, 2019, Racine Journal Times: “Milwaukee County Board asks DNR to deny mercury variance for Oak Creek plant”

April 26, 2019, Urban Milwaukee: “Board Condemns We Energies Discharge Permit”

April 25, 2019, WUWM: “County Board Votes In Opposition To We Energies’ Mercury Discharge Request”

April 25, 2019, CBS 58: “County Board votes against permit to put more mercury into Lake Michigan”

April 25, 2019, Patch: “County Board Unanimously Opposes We Energies Mercury Variance”

March 2019

March 8, 2019, Racine County Eye: “Letter to the Editor: New DNR Must Stop Coal Pollution in Lake Michigan”

March 7, 2019, Isthmus: “Killer Coal”

February 2019

February 20, 2019, Ashland Daily Press: “Utility wants to release more mercury in Lake Michigan”

February 20, 2019, Racine Journal Times: “Chulew: We Energies should move to renewable energy”

February 20, 2019, The Daily Reporter: “Utility wants new limit for mercury releases to Lake Michigan”

February 17, 2019, Ashley Thompson in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Hold We Energies Accountable”

February 14, 2019, CBS 58: “We Energies asks DNR for permission to release more dangerous chemicals into Lake Michigan”

February 14, 2019, Carl Lindner in Urban Milwaukee: “DNR Must Stop Coal Pollution”

February 13, 2019, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “We Energies to build large windscreen to combat coal dust issue in Oak Creek”

February 12, 2019, WUWM: “Citizens Speak Out Against Mercury Discharge Into Lake Michigan”

February 11, 2019, Racine Journal Times: “Standing room only at Oak Creek power plant public hearing”

February 11, 2019, CBS 58: “Oak Creek residents demanding better protections from power plant pollutants”

February 11, 2019, FOX6 News: “Mercury concerns: Residents join ‘Clean Power Coalition’ to argue against We Energies’ provision”

February 11, 2019, TMJ4: “We Energies under fire for mercury levels dumped in Lake Michigan”

February 11, 2019, Kenosha News: “Environmental advocates decry proposed changes to We Energies’ Oak Creek power plant”

February 11, 2019, TVEyes Media Monitoring Suite: Video Clip

February 10, 2019, Sr. Janet Weyker in Racine Journal Times: “Renewal of Water Permit for Oak Creek Power Plant”

February 10, 2019, Racine Journal Times: “Public hearing on Oak Creek plant water discharge set for Monday”

February 8, 2019, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Mercury dumped in Lake Michigan at Oak Creek power plant has risen. Why did it happen?”

February 8, 2019, The Earl Ingram Show: Link

January 2019

January 31, 2019, Urban Milwaukee: “DNR Moves to Renew We Energies’ Water Permit – Clean Power Coalition Raises Concerns About Coal Pollution in Lake Michigan”

January 2, 2019, WUWM: “Air Quality & Lead Among Environmental Concerns Of 2018”

December 2018

December 26, 2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Caroling against coal: Residents call for the removal of an Oak Creek plant with original Christmas songs”

December 19, 2018, Urban Milwaukee: “Carolers Deliver Stockings of Coal to We Energies”

December 18, 2018, WISN 12: “‘Dusty the Snow Man:’ We Energies protest takes on holiday theme”

December 14, 2018, Racine County Eye: “Coal plant neighbors to deliver petition to We Energies”

November 2018

November 6, 2018, Racine County Eye: “Letter to the Editor: Cultivate Local Energy”

October 2018

October 31, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Petitions delivered supporting solar power for Foxconn campus”

September 2018

September 6, 2018, Carl Lindner in Urban Milwaukee: “We Energies Clean Energy Plan Is Too Slow”

September 4, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Lindner: Many questions about We Energies”

August 2018

August 31, 2018, ThinkProgress: “Wisconsin residents hold crowdfunding campaign to buy air monitors for dangerous coal dust”

August 28, 2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Oak Creek residents affected by We Energies coal dust crowdfund $2,000 to purchase air-quality monitors”

August 24, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Tracking air quality around Oak Creek plant”

August 24, 2018, FOX6 News: “Neighborhood near We Energies power plant bands together to improve air quality”

August 24, 2018, CBS 58: “Concerned Oak Creek residents install air monitors near We Energies power plant”

August 24, 2018, Urban Milwaukee: “Residents Place Air Monitors Around Oak Creek Plants”

August 23, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Chulew: Power Foxconn with renewables”

August 22, 2018, Patch: “Oak Creek Residents Self-Fund Power Plant Air Monitors”

August 20, 2018, Carl Lindner in Racine County Eye: “Opinion: We Energies commitment to coal comes at expense of health”

August 15, 2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘An ineffective Band-Aid’: We Energies not doing enough to reduce coal dust, Oak Creek residents say”

August 14, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Weyker: Mitigation vs. elimination”

August 11, 2018, CBS 58: “Group rides bikes along We Energies power plant to speak out against coal”

July 2018

July 12, 2018, The Cap Times: “Carl Lindner: For health’s sake, MGE should speed transition from coal”

July 9, 2018, TMJ4: “Coal dust dispute between Oak Creek neighbors, We Energies reignites”

June 2018

June 19, 2018, Racine Journal Times: “Film addresses renewable energy efforts in Racine area”

June 18, 2018, CBS 58: “Oak Creek residents say dust continues to blow into neighborhood despite We Energies’ protocol changes”

June 13, 2018, TMJ4: “We Energies: Coal pile that caused dust issue out of commission for “foreseeable future””

May 2018

May 25, 2018, Carl Lindner in Urban Milwaukee: “Coal Is Literally a Dead End”

May 24, 2018, CBS 58: “We Energies takes action after Oak Creek residents find coal dust, some neighbors say it’s not enough”

May 3, 2018, Wisconsin Public Radio: “We Energies Shareholders Pepper CEO With Questions About Coal”

May 3, 2018, CBS 58: “Residents hold demonstration on coal dust ahead of WEC Energy Group meeting”

May 3, 2018, WISN 12: “People fed up with coal dust protest in front of energy shareholders”

May 3, 2018, Patch: “Oak Creek Neighbors Protest WE Energies Meeting Over Coal Concern”

April 2018

April 14, 2018, WGTD 91.1: “Community Matters”

April 13, 2018, Wisconsin Public Radio: “Coal Dust Controversy Spreads At Large Southeast Wisconsin Power Plant”

April 6, 2018, Urban Milwaukee: “Amid Dust-up We Energies Apologizes”

April 6, 2018, FOX6 News: “We Energies Kenosha County coal plant shuttered”

April 6, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “We Energies promises to take specific steps to protect frustrated neighbors from dust at its coal power plant”

April 5, 2018, WUWM 89.7: “Neighbors of Oak Creek Power Plant Demand Transition to Cleaner Energy”

April 5, 2018, Racine County Eye: “We Energies neighbors continue lodging complaints, utility officials promise change”

April 4,  2018, CBS 58: “We Energies promises steps to prevent coal dust at Oak Creek meeting”

April 4, 2018, WISN 12: “Angry Oak Creek residents take complaints about coal dust to We Energies”

April 3, 2018, Midwest Energy News: “After coal dust coats neighborhood, We Energies to meet with residents”

March 2018

March 29, 2018, CBS 58: “We Energies washing coal dust off homes in Oak Creek, neighbors still concerned”

March 26, 2018, CBS 58: “”This is the third time now:” Neighbors in Oak Creek say coal dust still an issue”

March 21, 2018, Carl Lindner in Urban Milwaukee: “The Myth of Clean Coal”

March 21, 2018, CBS 58: “‘We want our clean air’: Oak Creek residents speaking out after finding coal dust”

March 21, 2018, TMJ4: “Oak Creek neighbors voice concerns about potentially asthma-causing coal dust”

March 19,  2018, WUWM 89.7: “Health Risk or Nuisance? Questions Surround Oak Creek Power Plant’s Impact on Neighbors”

March 14, 2018, S. Janet Weyker in Racine Journal Times: “Weyker: Alternative energy sources overdue”

March 13, 2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Black dust found on Oak Creek homes confirmed to be coal by independent study”

March 12, 2018, Racine County Eye: “We Energies considers more air monitoring after coal dust found”

March 8, 2018, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Oak Creek property reportedly covered in coal dust, We Energies and DNR investigating”

March 8, 2018, CBS 58: “Oak Creek residents demand changes from We Energies after coal dust discovery in neighborhood”

March 8, 2018, TMJ4: “‘We got a coal problem’: Oak Creek residents square off against We Energies”

March 8, 2018, WISN 12: “Test determines black dust in Oak Creek is coal dust”

March 6, 2018, TMJ4: “Oak Creek power plant’s neighbors still unsettled after black dust found in their neighborhood”

March 5, 2018, CBS 58: “”It’s on everything:” Residents near the We Energies plant concerned about dark dust”

March 5, 2018, TMJ4: “Neighbors near Oak Creek power plant complain of coal residue on homes and cars”

December 2017

December 19, 2017, Shepherd Express: “Oak Creek’s Coal-Powered Problem?”

December 18, 2017, Racine County Eye: “Better Leadership Needed Around We Energies Issues”

December 16, 2017, Racine County Eye: “Video: A look at the homes disappearing around We Energies”

December 10, 2017, Midwest Energy News: “As one Wisconsin coal plant closes, neighbors of another worry pollution will shift to their backyards”

October 2017

October 30, 2017, Racine Journal Times: “Clean Power Coalition to Air Documentary” 

October 30, 2017, Racine Journal Times: “We Energies Responds to Coalition Requests”

October 30, 2017, Racine County Eye: “Screening Set for Movie About Ohio Coal Plant”

August 2017

August 17, 2017, Racine County Eye: “DHS Omits Key Details In Letter To We Energies Neighbors”

August 17, 2017, Tom Rutkowski in Racine County Eye: “Letter To The Editor: The Cost Of Coal”