Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Big Coal Wins, Earth and All Her People Lose

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule limiting sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions in 28 states, mostly in the eastern U.S., has been overturned by a federal court and sent back for revision.

The rule was aimed at dropping coal plants’ sulfur dioxide emissions by 73 percent and nitrogen oxide by 54 percent, down from 2005 levels, to reduce pollution in states downwind of the plants, according to Reuters. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit told the EPA "No."
The most stupid, environmentally-devastating thing we humans do to this Earth is continue to burn coal. We must end this madness while we may still have time.

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