September Newsletter

Happy Fall! You’re reading the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin’s monthly newsletter. Read on to receive a briefing of the latest community climate events, discourse, and media coverage! Here’s what you need to know:
The next CPC meeting is October 16! Come join us at the Eco Justice Center (7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI 53402) on Tuesday, October 16, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Pizza and snacks available.
Defend the Clean Power Plan: Attend the EPA Hearing in Chicago
The Trump Administration is proposing a rollback to the Clean Power Plan, an action which would result in significant setbacks to the reduction of carbon emissions and achieving cleaner air. The Environmental Protection Agency is holding just one hearing to discuss these rollbacks. We would love to see as many people as possible from Wisconsin represented at this hearing.
This is a major opportunity to bring Oak Creek’s coal problem to light. Sierra Club has arranged a free bus from Milwaukee to Chicago for anyone who would like to attend. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Interested in attending and/or speaking at the hearing? Sign up down below!

Even if you can’t attend, you can still make a difference by submitting your comments to the EPA here.
Sign up to attend the EPA hearing in Chicago!

Canvassing in Racine on Sept. 26

Members of the CPC have organized a door-knocking event around the Racine coal train tracks. The goal of this effort is to reach out to the community, gather citizen concerns, and inform people of coal dust hazards present in the area.
We’ll be canvassing from 4-6 pm on Sept. 26, and we are looking for volunteers to come help! Anyone is welcome!
Interested? To sign up and receive additional information, please send an email to

DNR Hearing (date TBD) for We Energies Water Permit

The DNR will soon be releasing We Energies’ Oak Creek water permit, which sets the pollution limits for water pollution into Lake Michigan and thermal pollution. Once released, we will be requesting a hearing to address concerns—including harmful amounts of chemicals in wells, coal ash, and accurate data collection—and suggesting ways to strengthen the permit.
It is crucial that we have ample support behind us for this event; the last time the permit was negotiated was in 2005! Make sure to stay tuned for updates on the hearing.

Update: Major Media Coverage on CPC PurpleAir Monitors!

Our recently purchased PurpleAir monitors have been installed in the vicinity of the We Energies plant! We are excited to begin independent monitoring to collect data on particulate matter in the Oak Creek area. You can see the map with real-time air quality data here. Excitingly, several news outlets have released articles about our air monitors. Make sure to click the links below to check out them out: ... and more. Head on over to CPC’s ‘News’ tab to see additional media coverage about the air monitors!
Want to get more involved with the Clean Power Coalition? Sign up to volunteer by emailing
To see more detailed descriptions of available volunteer positions, click here.

Did You Know?

Coal produces higher amounts of carbon emissions than any other form of electricity generation.

Source: Eyebright Utilities
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