Burning coal is dirty business. Burning
coal to generate power and heat our homes is the single biggest
source of air pollution known to harm human health – responsible for an
estimated 60,000 premature deaths each year.
The Mt. Tom coal-burning power plant
in Holyoke racked up nearly 2500 violations for excessive air pollution in the last five
such an dangerous track record of endangering our health, we think it's time to
retire Mt. Tom.
The Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset is the largest polluter for all of New England. In a typical year, the plant emits 37,000 tons of toxic chemicals into our air. Smog and soot from the plant aggravates asthma, and mercury, a neurotoxin, causes brain damage and birth defects.
Help us convince Governor Patrick to move forward under the Global Warming Solutions Act and phase out coal in Massachusetts. Retiring coal will clear the way for clean energy projects and cleaner air across New England.
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Be a leader and support a coal-free Massachusetts.
Dear Governor Patrick,
Coal is dirty. Pollution from coal plants has been attributed to serious health problems: asthma, lung and heart disease and premature death. Massachusetts is home to two coal plants that severely impact the air quality of surrounding communities.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]