Have you heard? The EPA just announced a plan to protect our health by limiting dirty soot, smog, toxic mercury, and carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants like the LG&E Cane Run and Mill Creek plants, the Shawnee plant in Paducah, and the Paradise Plant in Muhlenburg County.
This is great news for us, since coal plants are responsible for most of the air pollution that causes asthma and threatens Kentuckians’ health. They also contribute to mining that increasingly threatens Kentucky communities and the natural beauty of our state. Unfortunately, greedy coal companies aren’t too happy about the EPA proposal. They’re filling the airways with ads attacking the EPA to stop any progress toward cleaning our air and safeguarding our health.1
We need to make sure that everyone knows the truth: the EPA’s new proposal will protect our health, create jobs, and fight climate change.
We all try hard to keep our kids safe and healthy — making sure they buckle their seatbelts, eat fruits and vegetables, and floss before bed. But right now we can’t protect them from the dirty soot, smog, and toxic mercury spewing out from coal plants — and every year thousands of children suffer asthma attacks in Kentucky.
With the EPA’s new proposal we will have the chance to protect our kids from asthma. We can’t let Big Coal’s attack campaign take this opportunity away from us. This is one of our best opportunities to reduce demand for toxic coal and retire dirty coal plants like LG&E’s Cane Run that pollute our communities and endanger our health.
It’s easy! We’ve got everything you need to get started: talking points, factsheets, tips on writing a letter, and info on how to submit it. We even have folks who will give you a call to answer any questions you may have.
Thanks for all you do to protect our environment,
Beyond Coal Campaign
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1. New ACCCE Ad Campaign Highlights Coal’s Abundance & Affordability, American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy.