Guest commentary: Protect fisheries from coal-fired power plants

As a guy who loves to fish and whose business depends on the quality of Michigan’s rivers, it made my blood boil to hear that Michigan is the 10th worst state in the nation for toxic mercury pollution.

A potent neurotoxin, mercury gets into our air from coal-fired power plants and then falls into waterways from rain or snow. It then accumulates in fish and the people who eat fish, putting pregnant women and their babies at risk for serious developmental and neurological problems. These generating plants directly harm us with other dangerous emissions and polluted air quality.

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One Response to Guest commentary: Protect fisheries from coal-fired power plants

  1. Recently a lot of news has been reported on the Cypress Creek Power Station and I would like everyone to take note that the data for the report by the CBF was based on old data from different plants on old standards that the EPA does not require anymore but makes it even harsher for newer coal plants.

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