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Coal, Gas and Public Health: On the electric sector & environmental justice
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
It is generally well known that coal generation has a negative impact on public health and wellbeing. As utilities try to make the case for gas, public health and climate advocates are pushing back to stop another harmful wave of fossil fuel infrastructure. Join this event to learn about the connections between our electric sector, justice and equity, and public health.
From accessibility of public lands to health impacts of burning fossil fuels, examples of environmental injustice are deeply woven into each of the issues that we organize around. To examine these connections, many parts of the Sierra Club in Wisconsin are coming together to organize an Environmental Justice Event Series beginning this fall.
We hope that these events can provide an opportunity to explore the inequities rooted within these issues and help shine a light on the critical environmental justice components that exist in our work.