Support Clean Energy in Michigan

 

Reducing air pollution will make Michigan cleaner and healthier

Michigan gets more than half of its electricity from burning coal. The dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants is associated with asthma, cancer, and heart and lung disease. According to a 2011 study by the Michigan Environmental Council, 180 premature deaths, 680,000 cases of asthma exacerbations and 140 asthma emergency room visits are attributed to pollution from burning coal in Michigan every year.

Clean energy will help Michigan’s most vulnerable populations

People of color and those who are economically vulnerable are most likely to suffer these health complications. This is because the coal-fired power plants tend to be in neighborhoods of low- to moderateincome people, affecting those populations disproportionately. By transitioning from coal to clean energy, we can reduce pollution and improve the health of Michiganians across the state.

Asthma hospitalization rates are significantly higher for African Americans