COALThe Clean Power Coalition has compiled a fact sheet on coal in order to educate citizens and aid those writing about the impacts of coal. Coal Ash Tracker, Earth Justice Here is a report on coal dust from the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance in Seward, Alaska, as well as a printable report entitled “Coal Dust in Alaska: Hazards to Public Health”
Toll from Coal, Citizens Clean Air Force
State of the Air Report, American Lung Association
Super Polluter Report, Public Integrity Network
How is Wisconsin being affected by a reduction in pollution and smog regulations? This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piece explains it.
On August 1, Clean Wisconsin sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the federal Circuit Court in Washington, D.C. to challenge a Trump Administration decision that fails to reduce unhealthy ozone smog in Wisconsin and other parts of the country. Read the press release here.
Read Rep. Greta Neubauer’s thoughts on Wisconsin’s smog problem and how Foxconn has the potential to deeply contribute to pollution.
We Energies has yet again proposed charging additional fees to its customers with solar panels. Read more below:
Learn about how transitioning to clean energy is entirely possible, as seen in Denver, Colorado. The state’s largest electricity provider plans to retire coal plants, add renewables, and ultimately reduce its carbon footprint. Click here to read.
Despite today’s deeply polarized political climate, the majority of people favor renewable energy. Yet, utilities have been reluctant to pursue renewables because of profits and the transitioning process. This Vox article reveals the immensely unified public opinion on renewables: “Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick”
Attached is a guide detailing Wisconsin renewable energy statistics and how WI is setting goals to meet its renewable energy demands.
What exactly are all of the benefits of renewable energy? This guide answers that question from multiple angles (environmental, public health, and economic).
The costs of renewable energy are lower than ever. Building wind farm now costs less than maintaining a coal plant.
Harvard study finds an increase of only 1 μg/m3 in PM2.5 (particulate matter like that from coal dust and coal burning emissions) is associated with a 15% increase in the COVID-19 death rate. (Detailed manuscript here.)
Learn about the extent of the environmental crisis in Oak Creek by reading Racine County’s Environmental Health Profile from 2017.
Read about the impact of unsustainable human activity on human health, the US economy, and the natural world.
Stanford Study Helps Demonstrate that Coal-fired Power Plant Closures are Linked With a Decline in Health Problems from Air Pollution.
Forbes reports that alongside the closure of coal-fired power plants resulting in dramatic decreases in air pollution emissions, new data shows a parallel drop in health problems from air pollution. This means closure of coal-fired power plants ultimately is shown to impact human health for the positive. Read the full study as published in the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.: “Fine particulate matter damages and value added in the US economy”
We have provided links to articles and other fact sheets in order to better inform citizens about coal and clean energy. Please explore down below!
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