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Clean up Our Air! A Night of Prayer And Action
August 5, 2014, 6:00pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Indianapolis is a great city that deserves a bright future—one that includes clean air and water, and more clean, renewable energy
Get your voice heard! Town hall meeting with elected officials and faith leaders about why we must stop burning coal in our city
Indianapolis Power and Light’s Harding Street coal-fired power plant is Indy’s No. 1 polluter, spewing toxic pollution into our community and endangering our health.
We can do something about it!
On August 18th, the Indianapolis City Council will vote on asking IPL to retire the coal-fired power plant on Harding Street. Lets make sure our city leaders here from people of faith on this critical issue.
Infants and young children exposed to mercury can have life-long effects, including autism, low IQ and problems paying attention. IPL’s Harding Street plant has been linked to high levels of mercury in Indianapolis soils, and to mercury contaminated fish in the White River, Fall Creek and other waterways. Many fish caught in Marion County streams are unsafe for children and young women to eat, because of the danger of brain and nervous system damage. The American Lung Association estimates Marion County had more than 22,000 children with asthma. Children with asthma are more susceptible to air pollution, which can trigger deadly
asthma attacks. The NAACP has graded IPL’s Harding Street Plant with an “F”
for environmental justice because of its impact on low-income residents.