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Report: Sierra Club Will Sue We Energies After Bluff Collapse

Notice of intent mentions coal ash that entered Lake Michigan.

The environmental advocacy group Sierra Club plans to sue We Energies following the bluff collapse at the Oak Creek power plant Oct. 31, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday afternoon.

The newspaper reported that a notice of intent was served on We Energies Wednesday as a precursor to an enforcement action that would be filed in federal court. It includes mention of and calls it an "imminent and substantial endangerment to human health," which We Energies and others have disputed.

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RT November 13, 2011 at 12:07 AM
You people that have such a problem living near the power plant seriously need to move! Wake up! This is the USA! If you don't like where you live for any reason, you are free to move. Do you really think that you're going to shut down a multi-billion dollar power plant that millions of other people depend on for there electricity. Quit your bitching and start packing!
rudi wendt November 13, 2011 at 02:26 AM
I always wondered why some people do not use their hole name when posting a comment.Like do they have something to hide?Being USA,also means freedom of speech.How can people comments bother some so much?I do know the difference between right and wrong.And when their is a wrong I have the right to speak up.Nobody said to shut down the harrassing,polluting PP.But,I have to wonder is it Wisconsins responsibility to power the rest of the world?And take the hit of all the problems that happen,again and again.Too bad the PP can not extend all the way to your house.then WE could power the universe.We will probably have to since this world is going where the sun does not shine.PS,I do not mean across the street where I live.
Resident of O.C. Paul November 13, 2011 at 05:05 AM
The Sierra Club are the biggest HYPOCRITES I have ever known. They forget that the computers, I Phones, I Pads, solar cells for heat, hot water and electricity,and other pieces of technology have components in them that are made of materials that are bad for the environment, and that were taken from the earth using some of the most "ENVIRONMENTALLY UNFRIENDLY" processes, then processed into usable materials in "ENVIRONMENTALLY UNFRIENDLY" processes. The hybrid and electric cars they drive get some of the electricity from...OMG...POWER PLANTS...I know about how alot of these Items are made, and how the materials in them are made, because I work as a product designer in the electrical equipment industry. If they cared about the environment they would stop buying all technology, start riding bicycles, live in a cabin in the woods, write letters with paper and pencil, and live as environmentally friendly as possible, yet they choose technology over the environment.
rudi wendt November 16, 2011 at 03:25 AM
mau,I am sorry.They bought all that property because they have too much money.I know the people who lived on hwy.32 and county line road.They decided to move because of noisey harrassing traffic noise.Guess who bought that property.Those nieghbors have lived there for 50 years.Somebody HAS to police the PP,That is why there needs to be a Sierra Club.
rudi wendt November 16, 2011 at 03:43 AM
Resident,Oh boy how could I have been so wrong.Gee,no wonder I have been harrassed for over 3 years.And I thought we were being harrassed because they WANT our property.But I can not figure out why WEPP put a DIRTY ASH HILL right in front of our house then decided to carve a driveway through it.With that ASH HILL I can hear people talking as they are walking on the "pathway"All the traffic noise bounces off that STUPID hill.Oh,I am sure WEPP did not think about that,I AM SURE.

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