Co-op members should seize power and stop coal plant
How many times have you seen the bumper stickers Lets throw Crap in the Bay, Its the American Way, I love Old Technology: It Was Good Enough for Dad, or I Support Greenhouse Gas and Fewer Jobs?
These may seem like idiotic examples of people willingly displaying dumb concepts, and thats the point. Given the choice, most rational citizens would never align themselves with such nonsense.
Thats why your electric cooperative, whether Cherryland or Great Lakes Energy, works so hard to gloss over the decisions the directors make behind closed doors. In this case, to build a new coal plant in Rogers City. Its common sense that, given the opportunity to choose, folks would want newer, clean technology that is cheaper than older, more costly contraptions. In Michigan, we would love to see lots of jobs created, not fewer. And in the Internet age, we have welcomed advances in technology when given the chance to choose.