Jan. 16 and 17 coal plant speaker events, Des Moines and Iowa City
By Plains Justice “At a January Iowa Utilities Board hearing, an
impressive slate of experts will testify that the proposed Marshalltown
coal plant would be a costly mistake. Iowa's renewable energy
revolution is the answer for our power needs, not a $1.5 billion
investment in 19th century technology.”
– Carrie La Seur, President, Plains Justice
Plains Justice, Environmental Advocates, Physicians for Social
Responsibility and Sierra Club invite you to meet these experts.
Join Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space
Studies, speaking as a private citizen, along with six other nationally
recognized experts on global warming, public health, energy
conservation, alternative energy and economic sustainability. Dr.
Hansen, Dr. Neil Harl, Tom Sanzillo, Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood, Scudder
Parker, David Schlissel and Dr. Ezra Hausman will summarize their
testimony and take questions from the audience.
A new poll
shows that Iowans want an energy policy that safeguards our
grandchildren's future, not cheap short-term fixes with devastating
long-term consequences. Iowans have the vision and common sense to see
the economic opportunity in alternative energy, efficiency and
conservation, which keep our communities and our world healthy and
Join us at one of these two events and be a part of Iowa's clean energy future
Wednesday, January 16th
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Moderator, Senator Rob Hogg
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 17th
Old Brick Community Center
26 E. Market St
Iowa City, Iowa
Moderator, Professor Craig Just
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
You Are Also Invited to a Plains Justice Fundraiser Before the Iowa City Speaker Event:
Thursday, January 17th,
Old Brick Community Center,
26 E. Market St., Iowa City, Iowa,
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$15 per person, $25 per couple, $10 Seniors and Students
Beverages and hors d'uvres will be served
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plains Justice is an environmental justice law center based in Cedar
Rapids. Our founding in 2006 was in part a response to a nationwide
rush to build 150+ coal burning power plants, the biggest industrial
source of global warming gases. Forty-two have been proposed in the
Midwest alone. We have had some great successes as we challenge
proposed plants in Waterloo and Marshalltown, Iowa; Big Stone City,
South Dakota; and Gascoyne and South Heart, North Dakota
Finding alternatives to coal plants means working hard to create
solutions. Our new Clean Energy Ambassador project, for example, will
help small utilities improve their bottom line by implementing proven,
cost-effective energy efficiency programs that lower bills.
This is a real fight to safeguard our grandchildren's future. The
health and sustainability of our communities and our world are at
stake. Stand with us as we work for truly clean energy, not
short-sighted fixes with disastrous long-term consequences.
100 First Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404