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Clean Up Valley Coal Plant: Demand WE Energies Put Health Before Profits

February 15, 2011 - 11:00 to 11:30
Milwaukee City Hall
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Community to Demand We Energies Put Health before Profits; Calls for Clean Up of Valley Coal Plant

Due to concern for the increasing numbers of children and families with chronic health diseases living in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding downtown Milwaukee, a coalition of community, health, civil rights, faith, environmental justice organizations and businesses has been formed to clean up Milwaukee’s dirty air. The Cleaner Valley Coalition has identified We Energies’ Valley Power Plant as the city’s number one air polluter and is demanding We Energies to clean it up.

On Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11:00am at Milwaukee City Hall members of the Cleaner Valley Coalition will demand We Energies clean up the Valley Power Plant and stop putting profits before our community’s health.

The event will begin at 11:00am and will include health professionals briefing journalists on the health impacts of burning coal, a mother explaining the impact of poor air quality on her child with asthma, and civil rights groups highlighting the environmental injustice of operating one of the dirtiest plants in the state in Downtown Milwaukee.

What: Cleaner Valley Coalition members to demand We Energies clean up the Valley Power Plant and stop putting profits before our community’s health

When: 11:00 am; Tuesday, February 15th

Where: Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda
200 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cleaner Valley Coalition