Posted inCommunity, Opinion

Opinion: We Energies commitment to coal comes at expense of health

Over the years, a number of neighbors have lived with coal dust covering their homes. This swab came from a home that We Energies bought purchased as part of a mediated settlement. The homeowners suffered from several illnesses associated with living near a power plant. A few days ago, Alliant Energy and WEC Energy Group […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news

We Energies considers more air monitoring after coal dust found

Greg Millard, who lives just north of the Oak Creek Power Plant, noticed black soot covering a nearby play area. Residents living on the north side of the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant woke up to coal dust covering their cars, homes, and playground equipment last week. Dust samples taken by the Environmental Accountability Group […]

Posted inGovernment

We Energies To Reduce Carbon Emissions, No Specifics On Oak Creek

We Energies plans to continue reducing carbon emissions system-wide even though President Donald Trump called for the undoing of several Obama-era climate change regulations. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week saying the policy is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. The […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Community

Neighbors Negotiating With We Energies Over Health Concerns

People are getting sick around the We Energies Power Plant in Oak Creek and the power plant has just learned about the health concerns. But yet they are purchasing properties of those afflicted – and requiring confidentiality agreements as part of the sale. Neighbors have taken years to connect the dots: but as the power plant has […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Community, Government

Explosion Inside Silo Confirmed At We Energies Power Plant

Update at 4:35 p.m.:  A minimal fire crew is still on scene at We Energies following an explosion inside one of the coal silos that happened at 1:36 p.m. at the We Energies Oak Creek power plant, said Barry McNulty. “The crew is hosing down some of the areas where hot spots might remain,” McNulty […]

%d bloggers like this: