Its consequences have been detected half a world away in toxic clouds so big that they can seen from space, drifting across the Pacific to California laden with microscopic particles of chemicals that cause cancer and diseases of the heart and lung.”
Coal power is currently America’s single biggest source of global warming pollution and brain-damaging mercury emissions. In addition, coal mining pollutes our drinking water and is an extremely dangerous occupation.
Rick Perry plans to build 11 coal-fired plants in Texas where we purchase Clean Air Credits from other states so we can cause more pollution.
collectively these plants in Texas would emit the equivalent of 19 million automobiles’ worth of carbon dioxide every year. If all were up and spewing, Texas would emit nearly as much carbon dioxide as California, New York and Florida combined.
Across the U.S. there are plans for 150 more coal-fired plants most of which plan on using old technology rather than clean air technology.
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