Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trump's fake war for coal loses round in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's leading electricity supplier is closing its coal-fired polluting behemoth in Pleasant Prairie. Units there began operating in 1980, company records show.

Big win for cleaner air
Smoke stacks from a factory.
though there is more to do, as the Sierra Club notes:
WEC Energy Group, the parent company to We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, announced that it will be retiring Pleasant Prairie coal fired power plant as early as next year. The coal plant retirement marks the 266th nationally, and continues a shift away from coal that has kept pace under the Trump Administration.
Advocates are calling on WEC to invest in community conversations around a plan that addresses on-site pollution concerns, continues investment in clean energy, and ensures an equitable transition for the workforce.

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