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Where does the Drake coal emissions plume go when you’re not watching?

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- We’ve seen the mapping of areas most vulnerable to the toxic emissions of Drake, our downtown coal plant. In particular we’ve learned that freezing temperatures mean that emissions aren’t dispersed according to best laid plans but instead … Continue reading

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Will Act of God close Drake coal plant?

[FULL TEXT OF LETTER SUBMITTED TO CS INDEPENDENT MAY 14] Two years ago Colorado Springs lost 346 homes to the Waldo Canyon fire which precipitated floods expected to haunt the westside and Manitou for years to come. The next year … Continue reading

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Downtown Drake coal plant is not an eyesore, it hurts your heart and lungs

COLORADO SPRINGS- A downtown businessman’s quip about scenic postcards being marred by the prominently located Martin Drake COAL Power Plant gave local news patsies leeway to ignore community health risk complaints about the coal-fired facility in favor of the aesthetic.

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CSU Martin Drake Coal Power Plant won’t need endless coal trains after all

COLORADO SPRINGS- Downtown merchants have asked the city to consider moving the Martin Drake Coal Power Plant to somewhere further afield, hopefully out of the fossil fuels racket entirely. Apparently that’s all it takes. Tomorrow CSU board president Scott Hente … Continue reading

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PICS: Colorado Springs coal plant poisons protesters who got too close

OCCUPIED COLORADO SPRINGS- We got up close to take pictures of the Drake coal-fired power plant. We wore gas masks without filters because the image was meant to be symbolic, but now we’re sick. Three hours, two days in a … Continue reading

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Close this poison cloud maker now!

OCCUPIED COLO. SPRINGS- Meet at Confluence Park on Friday 3PM. http://www.facebook.com/events/164143430357190/

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Colorado Springs Drake Power Plant

CLEAN COAL SPRINGS- Apparently it’s not the dirtiest coal-fired power plant in the country, defenders insist DRAKE is only half that dirty. That’s an interesting benchmark. Clean enough for horseshoes.

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Colorado Springs power plants not among world’s 200 dirtiest by much

Good news, Colorado Spring’s main power plant is not among the world’s 200 biggest carbon offender power plants. But our neighbors are. One quarter of the world’s dirtiest power plants (53) are in the US. All in red states, because … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs own cloud maker

Last week’s POWER SHIFT 09, where 12,000 student environmentalists converged on Washington, culminated with a protest of a DC power plant which still produced 40% of its electricity from coal. A threatened largest act of mass civil disobedience pushed Washington … Continue reading

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