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To Retire Fayette Power Plant by Dec. 2018

74 Signatures Goal: 500

In order to protect public health, we the undersigned request that the City of Austin (City) acknowledge responsibility as part owner of the Fayette Power Plant (FPP) and exercise its ownership control by phasing out Austin’s use of FPP no later than December 31, 2018.

FPP ranks as one of the top 50 plants in U.S. in mercury emissions (2010), and is one of the top 100 plants in the U.S. for CO2 emissions (2011). The City controls a regional point source of toxic emissions and any decrease in point source air pollution could produce immediate and significant health benefits for children, seniors, and people with chronic respiratory problems throughout the region.

We believe that all Central Texans deserve to breathe clean air. While we appreciate the City’s efforts to upgrade scrubbers for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, it is imperative that the plant is not sold, which would likely result in the increased operation of FPP and thereby increased regional pollution.

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  • Julia Von Alexander
    Julia Von Alexander United States, Cedar Rapids
    May 15, 2014
    May 15, 2014
    As a public health professional I know the harmful effects of air pollution from coal plants. Particulate matter aggravates a number of health conditions and can be a contributor in asthma attacks and other respiratory issues, heart attacks, and premature deaths. Don't externalize the costs of energy to the residents of Fayette County. Take responsibility and move our city to clean energy to help improve the health of all Texans.
  • Al Braden
    Al Braden United States, Austin
    Feb 22, 2014
    Feb 22, 2014
    These health and environmental risks are on us. Our elected Austin City Council needs to act on our efforts to replace this pollution with clean energy.
  • Tommy LaPoint
    Tommy LaPoint United States, Austin
    Feb 14, 2014
    Feb 14, 2014
    Shut it down! Use more solar!
  • Al Braden
    Al Braden United States, Austin
    Feb 12, 2014
    Feb 12, 2014
    I usually come at Fayette from a climate change point of view. But real public health risks have come out of the stacks of Fayette since the 70's and continue today. These health impacts are on us as Austin Energy customers - and shareholders - as long as we continue to run this plant. Morally - it's on our watch.
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    Julia Von Alexander
    12 months ago
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    Colleen Gutierrez
    1 year ago
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    Elaine Fischer United States
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    Peter C. Colding
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    h. keith mephodie sterzing United States
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    Richard Gill
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    Sarah Larocca
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    connie curtis
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    Daniel bedinghais
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    Anne Lewis
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    Kazel Morgan United States
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    Wendy
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    Cassandra Coriolan
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    Al Braden United States
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    Mike Richardson
    1 year ago
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