Consumers Energy — one of Michigan’s largest utilities — recently committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 by increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the state.
However, despite these climate and clean energy goals, the utility plans to keep operating several units of the polluting J.H. Campbell Coal Plant for at least the next decade, and won’t shutter the plant entirely for another decade after that!
The J.H. Campbell Coal Plant is the number one source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in western Michigan. And it’s also a huge source of toxic water pollution.
Michigan communities can’t wait two more decades for clean air, clean water, and a livable climate.
So, we need to put overwhelming pressure on Consumers Energy to expedite the closure of this dangerous fossil fuel power plant, and to follow through on their commitment to not invest in any further fracked gas plants — which will be essential to meeting their climate commitments.
Tell Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe to move up the Campbell Coal Plant retirement date and to make a full and lasting commitment to focus on growing Michigan’s solar, wind, and energy efficiency economy.
Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe
Michiganders want clean energy, not dirty fossil fuels!
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