SW Michigan Events you’ll want to know about
The calendar below shows events for Sierra Club Southwest Michigan Group and several other SW Michigan organizations.
SW Michigan Events for next month are listed in the far right column.
Below that, you’ll find Sierra Club events coming up in the next 30 days all over Michigan.
For a comprehensive calendar showing all Sierra Club current and future (but not past) events throughout Michigan, visit the calendar on our home page.
Southwest Michigan Calendar
Palisades Shutdown Campaign Coalition Meeting
March 15, 2017 –
Palisades Shutdown Campaign Planning Session
The decision to close Palisades doesn't end our campaign.
Help us make sure the recently announced Palisades closure plan doesn't get derailed.
...because Palisades' electricity costs too much.
Safety is expensive, and safety issues have plagued Palisades throughout its 45-year history. As the plant ages, its safety hazards grow.
Things have changed since Consumers first agreed to by all the electricity Palisades could produce. A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration chart shows that, outside of Alaska, Hawaii, California, New England, and the Middle Atlantic, no one pays a higher residential rate for electricity than Michigan’s residents.
Expensive bailouts paid for by utility customers and taxpayers have given new life to failing nuclear plants in Illinois and upstate New York. Michigan can't afford a senseless $2-billion-plus subsidy to a plant that can't produce competitively priced electricity.
...because no one knows what to do with high-level nuclear waste.
Palisades and all U.S. nuclear plant have been creating and stashing high-level nuclear waste onsite. Seventy years into the "nuclear age" we're still waiting for the industry to figure out how to handle this highly radioactive waste that will be extremely dangerous forever.
Join our campaign.
Bring us your inspirations, ideas, and plans that can help our campaign succeed. Help us make sure there's no bailout for failure. Instead, for a tiny fraction of the cost of a bailout, we must make sure the workers who will lose their jobs are properly rewarded for their success in keeping us safe from a nuclear disaster.
More Southwest Michigan events
The links below take you to lists of events hosted or sponsored by other Southwest Michigan organizations.
- Kalamazoo Nature Center
- Land Conservancy of West Michigan
- Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
- Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
- Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
- West Michigan Environmental Action Council
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