No Coal in Tucson – Please help leaflet TEP – Aug 9
Wednesday 7pm – TUCAN meeting (every second Wednesday) at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 931 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ
Thursday 11:30am – press conference and leafletting outside the TEP Headquarters, 88 E Broadway, Tucson AZ
Please help leaflet TEP – No Coal in Tucson
Dear Tucsonan Concerned About Health and Climate,
Tucson Electic (TEP) has refused to stop stockpiling its mountain of coal at its plant on Irvington on the Southside of Tucson, despite our well-publicized media report documenting the deaths of 4 people every year it burns coal – along with $28 million in economic damages to the community!
The Tucson Climate Activist Network (TUCAN) is a coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about climate change.
Burning fossil fuels, especially coal, is the moral issue of our generation, the apartheid of our times. Burning coal releases carbon dioxide causing global warming and thus the droughts, forest fires, heavy rains and wind storms which are becoming the “new normal.”
TEP is a coal company. Over 80% of its generating capacity is coal-fired. Less than 2% is solar. TEP and the fossil fuel industry is rendering our planet uninhabitable, just to make a buck.
Please join us at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, August 9th, for a press conference and leafletting outside the TEP Headquarters at 88 E. Broadway.
We are demanding that TEP:
* Immediately cease all further purchases and delivery of coal for the Irvington plant;
* Pledge not to burn and to remove the current supply of coal being held at the Irvington plant;
* Develop a plan to achieve a goal of 80% renewable energy sources for the all of its generating facilities including the Sundt plant on Irvington by 2050; and
* Present the aforementioned plan to the Mayor, City Council, and the general Tucson community by December 31, 2012.
If you would like to join TUCAN and help us prepare for this event, our next monthly meeting (every second Wednesday) is next Wednesday, August 8th (the night before our leafleting) at 7-9 p.m. at 931 N. 5th Ave., the Quaker Meetinghouse.
Thanks for all you do.
National Institute for Peer Support (NIPS)
4151 E. Boulder Springs Way
Tucson, AZ 85712