The Sierra Club Says: "MCCO Powers University Circle - MCCO Pollutes The Community"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 08:26.

Did You Know? A Coal-Burning Power Plant is Polluting Our Neighborhood and Endangering Our Health

Concerned? Speak Up!

What: Public Hearing on the Medican Center Company's request to renew their power plant operating permit

When: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 4:30-6:30 PM

Where: MLK Branch, Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd (west of CWRU off Euclid)

Who: The EPA, you, and all your neighbors!

Why: Make your voice heard - we can move beyond coal and protect our families and property

GET INVOLVED!

The Medical Center Company Steam Plant: Powers University Circle

- Runs a coal-burning power plant built in 1932

- Provides Steam to Local Non-Profits, including:

University Hospitals, Case Western, Cleveland Museum of Art, Church of the Covenant, Musical Arts Association, Cleveland Botanical Garden,Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Cleveland Medical Library Association, Cleveland Institute of Art, & Severance Hall

- Has access to leading research and technology

The Medical Center Company Steam Plant: Pollutes Our Community

    - Operates near houses, schools, and hospitals in an already polluted area

- Causes asthma, heart disease, mercury contamination, and premature death, and is especially damaging to kids and the elderly

-  Pollutes our air with 5,000 tons of SO2, NOx, CO, and particulate matter each year

- Lowers our property values

Help create clean energy solutions!

Attend the hearing August 10

Sign up online - sierraclub.org/coal/oh

 

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Sustainable Universities and Hospitals--HELP!

  CWRU, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, CSU, Metrohealth et al. need to find a way to generate electricity (and dispose of hazardous waste materials) that does not endanger the surrounding community.

It has always been a great irony that hospitals are listed on the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory.  Hospitals generate radioactive waste, body tissue waste, biohazards galore. 

Can anyone, anywhere offer up a better physical plant model for a hospital and a university??

Sign up: http://sierraclub.org/coal/oh

 

http://connect.sierraclub.org/Laura171

Can anyone, anywhere offer up a better physical plant model

Yes - based on intelligent systems of biomass supply chains

But it takes intelligent leadership to embrace intelligent solutions... and I'm still looking for that intelligent leadership in the region.

I WILL EXPECT ALL CANDIDATES FOR ALL OFFICES IN NORTHEAST OHIO TO PROVIDE THEIR POSITIONS ON THIS POWERPLANT AND I WILL FIGHT ANY CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT BURNING COAL IN OUR URBAN CORE - SO READ-UP ON COAL... I SUGGEST LOOKING ON REALNEO

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The Place Not To Look For Help is the Mainstream Media

The Place Not To Look For Help is the Mainstream Media - they are sell-outs and have caused this crisis.

Go ahead - look mainstream for answers about coal and pollution in Northeast Ohio - hell, look alternative media and propaganda media too - look Facebook - NOTHING.

Complete sell-out by all media to industry here.

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you called it right, norm

you called it right, norm.

I haven't received even a return phone call from Channel 5 or Ed Gallek. Apparently Ed's " enterprising professionalism and uncanny ability to break big stories" doesn't extend to certain factions of our town. And obviously his religious beliefs did not find Sammy's disgusting rant offensive for a neighborhood development figure.

The mainstream media should lose their press passes

The mainstream media should lose their press passes - Lola takes reservations from everyone

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Sierra Club ratings on GREEN Schools

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201209/coolschools/complete-rankings-cool-schools.aspx

CWRU and CSU are no where to be found- Oberlin came in 31.
 

 

Energy Star Ratings

Don't know what to make of this, but I will keep checking....NEO institutions need to at least make an EFFORT to get listed--afterall, CWRU is supposed to be a center for innovation--sheesh.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=healthcare.bus_healthcare_ny_presb_hospital

Facebook link

Thanks for posting Norm.  FYI - There's a facebook event set up for the hearing:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106221579429504

Welcome to real NEO Sierra Club

Welcome to real NEO Sierra Club... and not a moment too soon.

realNEO, meet Mattie Reitman - I'm sure you are welcome to contact him if you have any questions about the MCCO licensing situation and our environment of Northeast Ohio - he has been a great help to my family and the community already...

Matthew/Mattie Reitman
Beyond Coal Field Organizer, Ohio
Sierra Club
131 N High St #605
Columbus OH 43215
mattie [dot] reitman [at] sierraclub [dot] org
614.461.0734 x316 (o)

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