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Capitol Power Plant = against coal permit

From: Philo C.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:19 AM
"Keith Anderson, interim director" <[address removed]>,
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RE:  Capitol Power Plant - Comment against coal burning

I am writing in oppostion to the proposal to buy and burn much more coal at the Capitol Power Plant.
I support full utilization of the Capitol's capacity to generate its own power through solar photo voltaic panels and heating and cooling through ground source heat pump systems, such as heat and cool the campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada.

I note that many residents of the area around the power plant said at the hearing on Monday night December 17, 2012 that they had not recieved notice of the hearing from the DC government, but from the DC Sierra Club. 

I also note that, although many thousands of people work long, and longer hours on Capitol Hill, including Senators, members of the House of Representative, Supreme Court Justices, employees of the Library of Congress, and the employees of each of these August bodies, all of whose lives and good health is important, yet no one from these bodies came to the hearing. So, let me ask, were they, among the most important and most effected people in the country notified of the hearing.  If not, how could the hearing be truly representative of stakeholders.

Note that one resident of the area near the CPP reported that the area has a high birth rate -- which means pollution from the CPP would be in the bodies of babies and young children at a critical time in their development

The exhaust stacks on the Capital Power Plant, CPP, are short, allowing particles and pollutants to effect the health of nearby workers and residents.  

Clean and long-lasting free energy from the Sun and the Earth's temperature are far better than dirty, someparts poisonous, repetitively expensive depleting coal.
Thank you.

Phillip John "Philo" Collins
Attorney at Law
PO Box 2307
Washington, D.C. [masked]
[address removed]
Organizer, DC Environment Meetup

PS.  Sorry this note was not sent sooner.  After the hearing, I was on an bus advertising WiFi, which may have been hindered by the rain.

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