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Thursday, July 26, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sierra Club delivers 10 foot invoice for $708 Million to FirstEnergy

Sierra Club organizers, volunteers and community members will deliver a giant invoice to FirstEnergy for $708 million. The invoice symbolizes the savings the company should have realized for its customers and the costs associated with the health impacts of the companies continued reliance on antiquated dirty coal plants.

According to Sierra Club analysis, FirstEnergy has failed to recognize the full extent of cost saving energy efficiency measures in which the company?s costumers have invested. This has resulted in unnecessary costs to customers estimated to be over $600 million. As a result of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio?s (PUCO) refusal to demand these savings for FirstEnergy customers, Sierra Club organizers and volunteers will send this invoice directly to the Company.

Sierra Club will additionally draw attention to the catastrophic health impacts of coal. In the United States, 1 out of 10 children suffers from asthma. It is the number-one illness that causes kids to miss school. Additionally, each year, coal pollution causes 12,000 emergency room visits. FirstEnergy?s reliance on outdated, dirty coal fired power plants will result in millions of dollars in health costs in northeast Ohio in 2012 alone.

Sierra Club organizers, volunteers and community members will deliver a giant invoice to FirstEnergy for $708 million. The invoice symbolizes the savings the company should have realized for its customers and the costs associated with the health impacts of the companies continued reliance on antiquated dirty coal plants. According to Sierra Club analysis, FirstEnergy has failed to recognize the full extent of cost saving energy efficiency measures in which the company?s costumers have invested. This has resulted in unnecessary costs to customers estimated to be over $600 million. As a result of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio?s (PUCO) refusal to demand these savings for FirstEnergy customers, Sierra Club organizers and volunteers will send this invoice directly to the Company. Sierra Club will additionally draw attention to the catastrophic health impacts of coal. In the United States, 1 out of 10 children suffers from asthma. It is the number-one illness that causes kids to miss school. Additionally, each year, coal pollution causes 12,000 emergency room visits. FirstEnergy?s reliance on outdated, dirty coal fired power plants will result in millions of dollars in health costs in northeast Ohio in 2012 alone.

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