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UPDATE: Over 2,000 We Energies customers still without power

UPDATE: Over 2,000 We Energies customers remain without power Wednesday morning. Whole trees toppled over. Power lines were down in some areas of Racine while others seemed untouched. Most of the damage happened between 3 Mile Road and Gould Street, and east of Douglas Avenue to Lake Michigan. ORIGINAL STORY: After a severe thunderstorm whipped through […]

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We Energies Pays $1.25 Million For Land Near Coal Plant

Wisconsin Electric Power Co., the company that owns We Energies, has purchased land south of the Oak Creek Power Plant for $1.25 million, according to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Over the years, the utility has purchased 28 properties in Caledonia near the Oak Creek power plant, 4801 E. Elm Rd, Oak Creek. The parcel was […]

Posted inBusinessCommunityGovernmentHealth and Fitness

Editorial: Neighbors Around We Energies Need Answers

At best the map I have showing the number of people living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant with health issues is anecdotal and certainly isn’t a formal scientific study, but there’s enough there for further questions to be asked by elected officials and the health community. Of the 34 families (some have […]