The Beyond Coal Missouri campaign is organizing a petition drive in Independence encouraging the City Council to take several measures including:
- Retiring the Missouri City and Blue Valley coal plants by January 2016
- Evaluating opportunities to invest in solar and wind to replace the coal plants, and
- Encouraging programs for residents to save money via energy efficiency, such as efficient appliances, and home weatherization
Many residents received a postcard in the mail with information including a testimonial from Independence business owner Tom Waters who recently installed solar panels on this Independence Square business.