News

October 2019

October 17, 2019, Tom Rutkowski in Racine Journal Times, “We Energies Promoting False Dilemma on Coal.”

October 16, 2019, WUWM, “We Energies Proposes Rate Increase, Critics Speak Out.”

October 15, 2019, WTMJ coverage of Press Conference prior to PSC rate case hearings in Milwaukee

September 2019

September 29, 2019, Sister Janet Weyker in Racine Journal Times, “Climate Crisis Public Hearings”

September 26, 2019, Carl Linder in The Capitol Times, “It’s Time for Providers to Move to Clean Energy”

September 24, 2019, Carl Lindner in Racine County Eye, “Way Too Little, Much Too Late”

September 24, 2019, Racine County Eye: “Proposed Oak Creek Plant Permit Revised Following Public Comment.”

August 2019

August 29, 2019, Wisconsin State Journal/Madison.com: “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”