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Coal Costs Us Week of Action: August 3-7

Coal costs us. It costs us our health, our economy, our climate and our environment.

Our Wisconsin Revolution is joining together with other grassroots groups in the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin during the first week of August to call on utilities to close dirty, expensive, oppressive, coal-fueled power plants.

Six coal plants in the state have yet to be announced for retirement. We don’t have to wait for the utility companies to think it’s a good idea – we can make sure they hear loud and clear that we demand an end to burning toxic coal – for our health, the economy, our planet, and justice.

Register for the week of action here

Here’s the schedule of events:

Monday, August 3 – Learn: Join us for an online screening of the documentary We Neighbors, the story of Wisconsinites living next to the Oak Creek/Elm Road coal plants, which are majority-owned by We Energies. After the documentary, we will have a panel discussion featuring healthcare professionals, neighbors to the coal plant, and clean energy advocates. Register here

Tuesday, August 4 – Share: Share your story and amplify others’ stories. Tune into a podcast about coal in Wisconsin, watch personal stories on Facebook Live, and share a story of your own.

Wednesday, August 5 – Speak up for clean energy: Testify or submit written comments in support for clean energy! There will be a public hearing and written comment opportunities on this day.

Thursday, August 6 – Call: Call your utility and ask for a coal-free future.

Friday, August 7 – Create: Spread the word about the need for clean energy with art, chalked messages, posters, yard signs, and more!

Check our social media, emails, and website during the week of August 3-7 for more information!

Questions? Contact Jess Haven at jess.haven@sierraclub.org or Cassie Steiner at cassandra.steiner@sierraclub.org