More Mercury on the Horizon
Help Stop Funding Campaign for Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion
The Kentucky Public Service Commission is evaluating a petition for funding additional coal-fired power infrastructure by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. A $1.5 billion coal-fired plant in Trimble County, Kentucky may serve surrounding states as well. In light of the recent study entitled: "Proximity to point sources of environmental mercury release as a predictor of autism prevalence" by R. Palmer, S. Blanchard and R. Wood, we may suffer serious consequences. This study found the risk of autism diagnoses increased markedly as families located closer and closer to coal-fired power plants. The Deirdre Imus conference in New Jersey presented mercury emissions pathways around the globe may explain clusters of autism diagnoses in the U.S. See www. AgeofAutism.com for more autism information as well.
A recent environmental catastrophe occurred in Tennessee from a power plant spilling coal-ash waste endangering thousands from exposure in that regard.
You may help us postpone or prevent funding additional coal-fired technology if you email the Kentucky Public Service Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Case #2008-00252. (The case number is not essential if you refer to the Louisville Gas and Electric Rate Increase proposal.) These utilities are owned by German, for-profit E.on Inc. so we have little hope of concern for preserving our precious resources on the part of a global mega-corp. Please send studies, facts and personal testimony to the Commissioners and it will make an impact. I feel the utility is pushing to get ahead of the Obama Repower America initiative that will give our community viable alternatives. We need just a little more time to allow better technology to take root!