Here in Michigan we're trying to get our power companies to move more quickly toward clean, renewable energy, and stop burning so much coal. We're pushing a state constitutional amendment to strongly encourage them to get to 25% by 2025. Of course our major power companies, while proclaiming that they're pro-environment, are spending huge sums of money on advertising against the proposal. At a non-partisan meeting this evening, where both sides were well presented, the issue of mercury pollution in our fish was mentioned briefly. The cost of building installations to make the switch is all they care about - not the cost in terms of human health, or the fact that we are unable to eat the fish that live in our Great Lakes due to the mercury contamination from burning coal!
If we are to go on living together on this Earth, we must all be responsible for it.
~ Kofi Annan
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
~ Wendell Barry
Nancy in Michigan
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