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February 15, 2014

Beyond Coal activists ask OG&E to dump coal

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NORMAN —

In 2013, Beyond Coal activists grew increasingly concerned about the costs of importing coal from Wyoming, which can cost Oklahomans as much as 350 million dollars per year. In September, the Oklahoma Beyond Coal campaign launched radio ads and billboards pushing OG&E to keep energy dollars invested in Oklahoma wind.

Since 2010, more than 160 coal-fired power plants have been phased out or planned for retirement and 180 proposals to build new coal plants have been canceled as coal use has declined to historic low levels.

In this same time period, wind and solar energy have scaled up across the nation, and are creating more jobs and powering more homes and businesses than ever before.

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