Public Hearing on Air Permit for Coal-fired Smith Plant
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Clark County Cooperative Extension Office
1400 Fortune Drive
East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is working to build a coal-fired Smith Plant along the Kentucky River, in Clark County. Currently, the Kentucky Division of Air is reviewing EKPC's Draft Air Permit and they are asking citizens for public comments.
Every year, hundreds of Kentuckians die prematurely due to illnesses such as asthma, lung cancer and heart attacks associated to burning coal. Pollution from the Smith Plant will put the health thousands of Kentuckians at increased health risk from exposure to additional unnecessary pollutants.
The choice is easy. A recent study shows that investments in cleaner alternatives like energy efficiency and renewables will not only keep our rates low but also protect our air quality, create clean energy jobs and energy for EKPC customers.
Take action today! Tell the KY Division of Air to deny the proposed coal plant's air permit and stop this dirty plant from being built. Click here to go to the Sierra Club's page where you can write the regulators. Tell them to deny EKPC's Draft Air Permit and stop another dirty coal plant from being built in our state.
National Beyond Coal Campaign of the Sierra Club
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Associate Regional Representative
National Beyond Coal Campaign
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