Sierra Club members, supporters, partners and allies have worked tirelessly to retire 150 coal-fired power plants since January 2010 -- a significant milestone in the campaign to move the country beyond dirty and outdated fossil fuels. Thousands of activists have come together to help save their communities from dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants. These plants not only hurt our air, our water, and our health but also our wallets. The retirement of these coal-fired power plants will help save lives, prevent asthma and heart attacks, and save billions in health costs. While these antiquated coal plants are being retired, the U.S. is ramping up production of clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar. This is a huge win for our communities and for future generations.
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150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal by Mary Anne Hitt