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The Future of Energy in Independence

Monday, January 6, 2014

Dear Sierra Club Friends, 

Independence is at a crossroads. It is running two of the oldest coal-burning power plants in the state. The Missouri City power plant is the oldest in the state, and the Blue Valley power plant is the fourth oldest.  These coal plants are costly to our health and our pocket books.

Join us on January 11for a conversation about our energy future.  Should Independence stay reliant on these old plants or follow the rest of the nation on clean energy?

Event details:

WHO: You and other concerned Independence residents
WHAT: A community conversation on Independence Energy Future
WHEN: Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: North Independence Branch - Mid Continent Public Library, 317 W. US Highway 24, Independence
RSVP and Questions: Contact Lev Guter at lev.guter@sierraclub.org

More information can also be found at:  www.indyenergy.org

A 2011 master plan study by Sega Engineering and Technical Services found that due to the age, inefficiencies and adverse environmental impacts, it would costs over $100 million of your rate payer money to bring these two old plants into compliance with modern pollution controls.  During the conversation we will explore more about this choice and ask what we want the future of our energy to be.

Thanks for all that you do,


Lev Guter