November 16, 2006

Springfield Clean Power Deal Now Done

The Springfield City Council tonight approved an agreement with the Sierra Club that will allow a new coal-fired power plant to be built with better pollution controls, launch a new effort to save energy in Springfield, and boost Illinois' wind energy industry.

The agreement has been on-again, off-again for the last several months, but is now a done deal. Congratulations to the Sierra Club volunteers and staff who worked in the face of very long odds all year to strike a great deal for the people of Springfield and for our environment.

1 comment:

Brian said...

This is what I call realistic environmental political activism at its best. Rather than take a radical approach that is guarenteed to fail, the Sierra Club compromised and got meaningful results. Congratulations to the Sierra Club!!