The AP reports that 30 new, traditional coal-burning plants are moving forward across the country, cementing coal's primacy in electrical power generation.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This is a shocking state of affairs given what we know about the effect of coal mining and combustion on land and water resources, greenhouse emissions, air quality, public health, and a changing climate worldwide.
It's unconscionable that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the climate and energy bill from consideration, orphaning the previously passed House bill and giving a shameful victory to traditional energy lobbies.
The public is far ahead of many politicians in its support for alternative and clean energy generation.