Beyond Coal Missouri circulates petition in the community

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

The petition can be viewed and signed online.

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.