It's time for clean energy solutions in Oklahoma
Dear Pete Delaney, OG&E CEO,
Burning coal for electricity has many undesirable impacts on our health, environment and economy. The coal plants in Oklahoma are one of the largest sources of pollution daily impacting our air and water quality.
Too many communities in Oklahoma are facing the adverse impacts of the coal-fired power plants. Whether it is the air pollution from the facilities, which causes asthma, lung and heart disease, or the coal ash waste that contaminates the air and water with cancer causing heavy metals, enough is enough. Here in Oklahoma we can do better. We have the potential to be a leader in a clean energy economy by using homegrown, natural and renewable resources while creating long term, healthy jobs for Oklahomans. We can reduce the demand for energy by implementing energy efficiency measures statewide, and combined with growth in renewable energy, move our state beyond coal. We cannot lock ourselves to decades more of dirty, expensive, and outdated energy. It is time to begin the transition from dirty fossil fuels now.
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