Environmentalists oppose more coal plants in Mich.

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Environmentalists are warning that Michigan will be stuck with more coal-fired power plants if lawmakers don't significantly change an energy plan that passed the state Senate last month.

Activists stood outside the state Capitol today with large inflatable smokestacks to depict the dangers of coal plants such as acid rain, mercury poisoning and global warming.

They say energy legislation approved by Senate Republicans is a "travesty."

The GOP says its plan would save customers compared with legislation passed by the House.

There are eight proposed coal plants in Michigan, which environmental groups say is the most in the country.

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