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Press Room:  For Immediate Release 
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MEDIA ADVISORY

February 20, 2008

 

Contact:

Virginia Cramer, 202-675-6279

 

 

Sierra Club Launches Major New National Effort: Clean up Dynegy Campaign

 

The Sierra Club will be announcing a major new grassroots campaign to urge coal giant Dynegy to abandon its six new proposed coal-fired power plants and instead move its investments into cleaner energy solutions. Dynegy, also known as LS Power in some parts of the U.S., is proposing to construct more new coal-fired power plants than any other power company in the nation.

 

The new campaign, which in addition to the teleconference will be kicked off with a nationwide call-in day to Dynegy headquarters in Houston, TX, will focus on Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada and Texas—all states where Dynegy has proposed new coal-fired power plants.   

 

WHAT:  Teleconference (with Question and Answer session) to announce the new Clean Up Dynegy campaign. Speakers on the will address the latest coal industry trends, the financial risks of coal and the economic benefits of investing in green energy.

 

WHO: Bruce Nilles, director, National Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

Don Shatzer, retired UAW member and farmer, Waterloo, Iowa

Robert Cervenka, coal activist, Riesel, Texas

Rebecca Tarbotton, Global Finance Campaign Director, Rainforest Action Network

Alex Levinson, director, Transition to Clean Energy Campaign, Sierra Club

WHEN:  February 20, 2008

  1:30 EST/10:30 PST

 

CALL-IN NUMBER: 1 (800) 860-2442 Ask for the “Clean up Dynegy” news event.

 

Can’t participate? A streaming audio replay of the Clean Up Dynegy news event will be available on the Web at http://www.CleanUpDynegy.org as of 6 p.m. EST  February 20, 2008. 

 

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