The South Bend Common Council is prepared to make a bold and moral stand for clean energy and bringing green jobs to South Bend.
On this afternoon, the utility committee of the South Bend Common Council will discuss a resolution urging a transition to clean energy for South Bend.
Approximately half of South Bend’s electricity comes from the 2,600-megawatt AEP-Rockport coal-fired power plant, the second most toxic power plant in Indiana and the nation’s sixth largest carbon polluter in 2014, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Bad for our planet. Bad for public health. Bad for our community.
Operated by the parent company of Indiana-Michigan Power (I&M), the AEP-Rockport power plant drains hundreds of millions of dollars away from South Bend and other I&M communities each year to pay for out-of-state coal from Wyoming and Kentucky. Soon I&M will have to decide whether it will spend more than $3 billion of customers’ hard-earned money during the next 12 years to add more expensive pollution controls to the plant or invest in clean energy jobs and technology in communities where I&M customers live, such as South Bend, Elkhart, Fort Wayne and Muncie.
After the hearing, we will stay for the council meeting that night.
Let your voice be heard for South Bend's Clean Energy Future.
We will start gaterhing in the lobby at 4:00 and the hearing starts at 4:25.
(RSVP here but RSVP not required to attend)
227 W Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601
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