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It was a striking sight: kids and seniors, moms and dads, returned missionaries and gay couples, singing “Clean energy today!” in unison. Around 40 folks gathered at the gates of the Kennecott Copper coal-fired power plant on Saturday morning to stand in solidarity at the Fossil Fools Day rally, making their demands for Kennecott to stop burning coal in Salt Lake Valley. Attendees ranged anywhere from under six years to over sixty years of age, and carried large, bright banners and signs painted with slogans like “people over profits” and “system change, not climate change.”
The demonstration signals the beginning of what may be a long campaign to convince the only company currently burning coal in Salt Lake Valley to switch to cleaner and renewable energy. The Fossil Fools Day rally, organized by Peaceful Uprising , Utah Moms for Clean Air, and a handful of other local environmental advocacy groups, presented Kennecott with three simple demands from citizens who live in its vicinity: First and foremost, to immediately cease burning coal; secondly, to transition to clean and renewable energy by the year 2015; and finally, to ensure that the costs of being responsible—the price of switching to clean energy from coal—not be taken out of the wages of its worker, and instead be reflected in the price of its products. All of these are within the scope of Kennecott’s abilities, but the citizens who attended the demonstration agree that it will likely require long-term efforts to convince the company to change.
Speakers at the rally included Dr. Brian Moench, a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-founder of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and Cherise Udell, Founder and President of Utah Moms for Clean Air. Dr. Moench offered a long list of stark facts regarding the physical impacts on citizens who live in the vicinity of a coal-fired power plant, Utah’s unique vulnerability to the effects of climate change and coal’s proven link to the climate crisis. Ms. Udell (with her two small daughters in tow in their Easter best) described the effects of pollution on Utahns, particularly children, and the short- and long-term health consequences that have been clinically linked to exposure to poor air quality.
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The Utah band Monrovia, led by Magna's Scott Hongell, and Wes Furgason, with Park City native Jeff Lawrence, is a band on a mission. Together they are working to raise awareness and fight cancer. Each of the band members has been personally affected by cancer, and they hope their music can make a difference for others. The truly enjoy playing the music but also strive to support a good cause along the way. That is why they have decided to hold a benefit concert at the Filling Station this weekend. Here are the details:
2nd Annual Cancer Benefit
Saturday, March 15th
The Filling Station
8975 West 2700 West, Magna
Concert attendees will be eligible for many prizes like a custom bike restoration from Big Salty Customs. Raffle tickets will be available from the band in advance for $1. The band raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society, last year and hopes to raise $1,500 this year. If you can't make it to the show you can still make a donation. Monrovia asks supporters to send in a pledge amount by email to Wes Furgason at email@example.com or call 801-201-1095.