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August Newsletter

Even though summer is winding down, our work here at the Clean Power Coalition is only scaling up!

Please enjoy the Clean Power Coalition's August newsletter! Included in this month’s newsletter is information on our NEW toolkit for authoring a Letter-to-the-Editor/Op-Ed, a status update on the air monitoring project, the outcome of the recent Ride for Renewables, and more. 
Seeking volunteers to write Letter-To-Editor/Op-Ed pieces
Several well-known news organizations in Wisconsin are publishing articles relevant to our work at the Clean Power Coalition. Often, the narratives of these articles remain impartial to, or do not address, the implications of unsustainable energy usage. 
LTEs are relatively short and concise, and anyone can learn how to write one. The more people who we can encourage to submit opinion pieces, the better the chance we have of getting at least one published.

Click the button below to see our guide to writing LTEs/Op-Ed’s. 
LTE/Op-Ed Toolkit

CBS 58 covers recent Ride for Renewables

The ‘Ride for Renewables‘ held earlier this month gained media coverage after nearly 30 bike riders showed up to ride the We Energies trail. Participants looked at the Oak Creek power plant, learned about the negative effects of coal dust in the area, and listened to various speakers. The article includes insightful quotes from our very own members!

Link to CBS news article

Clean Wisconsin sues EPA for failing to uphold smog rules

On Aug. 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.
 

Air quality monitor update

Seven PurpleAir monitors have been purchased and the coalition is currently in the process of distributing them to recipients. We are still looking for one more person on the Oak Creek side of the plant to take an air monitor, so if you are interested, please apply at this link. Thanks to everyone who already applied! We look forward to sharing the results of the air monitoring with you in the coming months as we get them up and running.

Want to get more involved with the Clean Power Coalition? Sign up to volunteer by emailing cleanpowercoalition@gmail.com.
To see more detailed descriptions of available volunteer positions, click here.

Did You Know?

A 500 MW coal power plant can release 600,000 cars worth of emissions annually and may operate for at least 40 years.

Source: Arcadia Power

Upcoming Events

Monthly Coalition Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting! The September meeting will be held at the Eco Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI 53402, on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

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