Target: Cindy Crane, Rocky Mountain Power CEO
Goal: Reduce coal pollution in our nation’s cherished national parks and local communities.
Despite national progress in the fight for air quality, many utility companies continue to fight environmental regulations in pathetic attempts to continue to pollute in the name of profit. The Rocky Mountain Power Company in Utah is preparing to oppose a recently approved plan by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would significantly reduce coal pollution in the greater Utah area, including national parks such as Arches, Canyonlands, and the Grand Canyonlands. We cannot allow big utility companies to compromise the health of our beloved lands and communities in the name of corporate greed.
Coal production and the subsequent pollution has been wreaking havoc on our country for decades. It is an aging industry, and we as a nation continue to move toward clean energy. However, instead of working with the EPA to better the health of our communities and national parks, Rocky Mountain Power is only concerned with revenue loss and plans to sue the EPA for its coal pollution plan. Even if the company does not succeed with this lawsuit, the delay it will cause will only halt the coal pollution clean up that is so desperately needed.
Over 85,000 Americans spoke out against the coal pollution in our national parks and the EPA took the message to heart, passing a plan that will greatly increase the air quality in our most important U.S. lands. However, Rocky Mountain Power continues to fight; we cannot allow them to stop the progress we have made.
Dear Mrs. Crane,
The very air we breathe is threatened by your plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While you are concerned with only the bottom dollar, the health of our parks and our communities are at risk from devastating coal pollution caused by your coal fleet.
The Arches, Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon are national parks that represent the best of America. That is why we all need to all fall in line with environmental regulations to protect these lands and our legacy. We all must adapt in order to ensure our nation’s health and the health of the generations to come. This is why we demand that you stop your plan to oppose the EPA’s coal clean up plan and not to delay our progress.
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