Coal

Existing Technology Can Slash Mercury, Toxic Power Plant Emissions That Harm Children

BY ON June 23, 2011
This piece was written by Dan Weiss, Valeri Vasquez, and Stewart Boss and cross-posted from Think Progress. Coal-fired power plants shoot 772 million pounds of airborne toxic chemicals into the sky every year—more than 2.5 pounds for every American man, woman, and child. In March the Environmental Protection...

TOPICS: Coal, Economics, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution

Smudges on the Horizon

BY ON June 22, 2011
This piece was cross-posted at Milspouse Mutterings Last week, while driving down the toll road in Denver, I crested the hill and started down into Parker. I looked up to the horizon, where I should have seen the mountains. Instead of the magnificence of the...

TOPICS: Coal, Politics, Pollution