RSVP BELOW! EPA Community Meeting, Monday 12/12
Join us on Monday, December 12, 6:00pm, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee for a Community Meeting and Listening Session with national leaders from the Environmental Protection Agency, as we address problems and explore solutions to environmental injustices and health effects from poor air quality.
The Valley coal plant is one of the dirtiest plants in the state, yet sits in Wisconsin’s most populated city. The community has grown deeply concerned over the increase in cases of asthma and respiratory illnesses in children in Milwaukee, particularly within the African-American, Latino and lower-income communities. In fact, 30,000 children suffer from asthma in Milwaukee county alone.
Since last summer, the Cleaner Valley Coalition has been fighting for environmental justice in Milwaukee and has called on We Energies and the EPA to address air pollution in the community. Earlier this year, We Energies announced plans to explore cleaning up the plant.
This fall, we're taking our message to the federal Environmental Protection Agency for a powerful community conversation about environmental justice, health effects from poor air quality, and their critical role in cleaning up local polluters like the Valley power plant. The event will be an open forum for the community, and we invite everyone to attend and/or speak. Written comments will be accepted.
Do you plan to speak? (NOTE: we cannot guarantee everyone will get an opportunity to speak at the meeting, but we will accept written or video comments that will be delivered to the EPA)
If no, would you like to submit written comments or your personal story for us to provide to the EPA?
Organization Affiliation (if any, optional)
To ensure that the EPA addresses the concerns of the community, which issues are of most importance to you?
Health impacts on my family and friends, such as triggered asthma attacks
Holding corporate polluters, like We Energies, accountable for their actions
Water pollution from coal power plants
Ensuring that underrepresented and low-income communities aren't unfairly burdened
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