Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Still no movement from LS Power

It's been a while since the last update, because not much has been happening. Community Energy Solutions has been quietly, persistently getting its message out at community meetings, at work, at church, with legislators, everywhere we all go. LS Power's proposal is bad for Waterloo, bad for Iowa, and bad for the world. We can do better.

So far, no applications have gone to the state agencies that must act on the proposal. The Waterloo Courier has published some good articles about new statements from LS Power and questioning the need for this plant. We've dug in for a long process of debate and education. When everyone has all the facts about coal plant pollution, global warming, energy alternatives, and everything else we've been researching, we're confident that the right decision will be very clear.


At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the January 25, 2007, issue if "Rolling Stone Magazine" is an article: "Big Coal's Dirty Move; As the world heats up, the coal industry is racing to build more than 150 new power plants before Congress decides to crack down on global warming' by Jeff Goodell.(James Brown on the cover) This article is a wonderful layman's explanation of what is at stake for cities like Waterloo/Cedar Falls. I am writting this from Bellingham, Washington where we sucessfully blocked the building of a huge power plant in the northern part of Whatcom County (much thanks to help from our friends in Canada). Very good luck to the brave people of Blackhawk County who fight this terrible idea. The coal companies are only there because they think they can slip this by the good people of Iowa. I grew up in Blackhawk County... would hate to see it turn into Bulgaria (cough, cough).

At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see that last year the "cleanest air in America" was in Ames, Iowa? Kiss that good-bye with a coal powered plant in Waterloo. Why aren't the scientific academics of Ames involved in Blackhawk Co.'s struggle? They should know this will affect the air in Ames too.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger noneed4thneed said...

Clean air in Ames? Alliant has plans for a new coal power plant to be built in Marshalltown, just 30 miles to the east of Ames.


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