More than 100 Ontarians died in 2006 thanks to the pollution caused by the coal-fired power exports that earned Ontario Power Generation (OPG) an extra $104 million in profits. If OPG were to give all of these profits to its customers through a rate rebate, the monthly electricity bill of a typical Ontario residential customer would fall by a mere 77 cents.
If you think saving lives and preventing up to 65,000 asthma attacks is more important than a 77 cent per month reduction in your electricity bill, please ask Premier Dalton McGuinty to keep his promise to ban non-emergency coal-fired power exports. Premier McGuinty can be contacted at www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/feedback.asp.
You can also help us spread the word about the high price we are paying for OPG’s coal-fired electricity export profits. Order our new pamphlet, “Coal- fired electricity exports: Not worth dying for”, and distribute it to your friends and neighbours. Just go to www.cleanairalliance.org to order your free copies.
Please pass this message on to your friends.
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of health, environmental, and consumer organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions, corporations and individuals working for cleaner air through a coal phase-out and the shift to a renewable electricity future. Our partner organizations represent more than six million Ontarians.