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Clean Power Lake County

Lake County is known for its beautiful forest preserves, wetlands, and lakefront. Many people donít realize that it is also home to one of the dirtiest coal plants in Illinois.

The Waukegan coal plant is the largest emitter of sulfur dioxide in Lake County, spewing over 11,000 tons of SO2into the air every year. Much of the SO2 becomes microscopic particles that penetrate deep into our lungs. In a study conducted in 2010 by the Clean Air Task Force, the Waukegan coal plant contributes to 34 premature deaths, 54 heart attacks, 570 asthma attacks and millions of dollars in health costs.

The coal plant's contribution to climate disruption is also staggering. It discharges 4.5 million tons of carbon dioxide from burning coal every year.

Thank you if you have already sent in comments in response to the alert in the last STREAM.

Sierra Club volunteers in Lake County, led by the Woods and Wetlands Local Group, are launching a campaign in the coming weeks to tackle air pollution and revitalization of Waukegan's lakeshore. This weekend, on Saturday, February 9th, from 11:00-1:00 pm we'll be hosting a volunteer meeting at Christ Episcopal Church to discuss the status of the Waukegan coal plant and how we can work cooperatively to move our county toward a clean energy future. Can you join us?

Date   Saturday, February 9th
Time   11:00-1:00 pm

Lunch Provided

Where   Christ Episcopal Church Library Room
Address   410 Grand Ave Waukegan, IL 60085
How   Ring the door bell and wait to be buzzed in.
Map   Google

To get this campaign off the ground we need you. Please join us on Saturday for a great discussion, lunch, and immediate action items we can take to begin this exciting campaign.

Thanks for all you do. See you on Saturday.

RSVP to by e-mail or call her at 312-251-1680x115.


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