We will rally near the coal power plant, at the local Augie Acuna/Los Ninos Park, have a press conference and take pictures of us with a big black dot pointing out this dirty coal plant. Suggestions for further steps include canvassing the neighborhoods with information about the death and disease attributable to fine particle pollution from the H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station.
The hidden health care cost of the plant's operation is estimated at $27,764,000. That doesn't include the cost of 1.1 million tons of carbon pollution/year. If prices range from $2 to $50/ton of CO2 on the worldwide carbon market, that adds another $2,200,000 to $55,000,000 to the hidden yearly cost of operation. Can we afford that?