The Sierra Club, The Justice Resource Center, Occupy Louisville, Rubbertown Emergency Action (REACT) and The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression invite you to a rally calling for LG&E to provide a sustainable energy future with Green Jobs!No rate hikes for dirty coal. Rally for investments in clean energy and jobs.- LG&E and KU are requesting the Public Service Commission to approve a $2.5 billion rate increase by way of an “environmental surcharge” to pay to upgrade their coal plants. Rather then investing in keeping dirty technologies going, they could be making a down payment on our future.
- LG&E has recently filed an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which includes no clean energy proposals. No solar, no wind, no hydro-electricity. Their plan is to saddle Louisville residents with dirty coal for many years to come. Sierra Club has intervened in this case.
- Residents in Cane Run, Mill Creek, and Trimble County are currently opposing existing LG&E coal ash impoundments that are leaking and producing fugitive dust that endangers the health of their communities.
- Residents at Cane Run and Trimble County are opposing proposed massive coal ash expansions that would plague their communities for years to come.
- Louisville citizens should not have to pay for LG&E to profit from their poisoning.
- Upgraded coal burning power plants produce more toxic coal ash. There is a better way.
- Studies show that $1 million in spending can create 16.6 renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs compared to only 5.5 fossil fuel jobs.
- Investing in a clean energy future would protect the health of our communities and bolster the economy.