Dispatch from the Isabella County Democratic Party
Friday, November 30, 2007
This is a follow-up to Scott’s post. Eighteen coal-fired power plants in Michigan are connected to mountaintop removal, a radical form of coal mining in which mountains are literally blown up. The video, Kilowatt Ours, forcefully links the destruction of our mountains by the simple flicking of a light switch. If you want to see the connection between your own power plant and the mountaintop it's removing, go to I Love Mountains.org and plug in your zip code.
There are seven new dirty coal plants proposed for Michigan, including one in Alma and one in Midland. These coal plants will join the other Michigan coal plants that are leaving a giant carbon footprint that, in addition to destroying our atmosphere, are literally destroying our mountains. You can take action with Michigan lawmakers to help block these new coal plants by going to Stop the Coal Rush.