Campaign Ramped up After Company Refuses to Stop Air Pollution Violations at the Pulliam Plant in Wisconsin
October 2, 2005
Following the launch of a local organizing campaign in July, Sierra Club has joined with coalition partner Clean Wisconsin to ratchet up pressure to protect local Green Bay communities. Although Wisconsin Public Service’s (WPS) dirty coal-fired Pulliam power plant in northeastern Wisconsin has been spewing toxic air pollution into the region for decades, the company continues to deny the problem and refuses to embrace solutions such as adding affordable pollution control technology to the aging, 60 year-old facility. After uncovering years of air pollution violations, the two groups issued a warning letter to WPS in July. After WPS refused to take any steps to correct the ongoing violations, they had no other choice but to file a federal lawsuit to protect area residents.
July 13, 2005
Former Green Bay Packer Jim Carter teamed up with local residents, Sierra Club, and Clean Wisconsin in early July to announce a legal campaign to clean up the highly polluting Pulliam coal plant operated by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Green Bay. The plant’s oldest operating boiler was built in 1943 and does not have up-to-date pollution technologies to help reduce air pollution. The plant also has repeatedly violated clean air standards for particulate matter in the region, a type of pollution that is especially troublesome for people with asthma and other respiratory health concerns.
Details and Documents:
Clean-air lawsuit leveled at WPS
October 21, 2005, by Terry Anderson, Green Bay Press Gazette
Lawsuit looms over Pulliam plant emissions; Former Packer Carter backs environmentalists, WPS says violations rare
July 13, 2005, by Paul Brinkmann, Green Bay Press Gazette
Clean Wisconsin to WPS: Clean it Up
July 13, 2005, by John Focke, Door County Daily News.
Contains audio links from the coalition press conference.
Environmental Groups Threaten WPS with Lawsuit
July 13, 2005, WBAY TV
Suit planned over plant emissions, Groups accuse WPS of Clean Air violations
July 12, 2005, by Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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