coal power: air pollution
Environmental impacts of coal power: air pollution
Coal plants are the nation’s top source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the primary cause of global warming. In 2011, utility coal plants in the United States emitted a total of 1.7 billion tons of CO21. A typical coal plant generates 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year2.
Burning coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution. Some emissions can be significantly reduced with readily available pollution controls, but most U.S. coal plants have not installed these technologies.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2): Coal plants are the United States’ leading source of SO2 pollution, which takes a major toll on public health, including by contributing to the formation of small acidic particulates that can penetrate into human lungs and be absorbed by the bloodstream. SO2 also causes acid rain, which damages crops, forests, and soils, and acidifies lakes and streams. A typical uncontrolled coal plant emits 14,100 tons of SO2 per year. A typical coal plant with emissions controls, including flue gas desulfurization (smokestack scrubbers), emits 7,000 tons of SO2 per year.
Nitrogen oxides (NOx): NOx pollution causes ground level ozone, or smog, which can burn lung tissue, exacerbate asthma, and make people more susceptible to chronic respiratory diseases. A typical uncontrolled coal plant emits 10,300 tons of NOx per year. A typical coal plant with emissions controls, including selective catalytic reduction technology, emits 3,300 tons of NOx per year.
Particulate matter: Particulate matter (also referred to as soot or fly ash) can cause chronic bronchitis, aggravated asthma, and premature death, as well as haze obstructing visibility. A typical uncontrolled plan emits 500 tons of small airborne particles each year. Baghouses installed inside coal plant smokestacks can capture as much as 99 percent of the particulates.
Mercury: Coal plants are responsible for more than half of th
Are you 90 years old, Ben ? And how are you feeling these days, health wise ? Your stock has to level out a bit for the lunge upward. Good luck and don't worry.
Perhaps a definition of “greeniac” would also be helpful. A “greeniac” is a hoaxer who claims to favor a green economy so that the environment will be improved, but who actually only claims to be concerned about the environment so that he can line his pockets with your green.
Those were Dons words, but sounds like Ben. So Ben, your cover is blown. Fess up.
On October 31, 2013 I wrote how ridiculous it is that the politicians claim to be fighting so hard for coal when election time rolls around but that the rest of the time they sit on their hands as coa""...............it is time for the Don to speak. What is wrong with a scrubber ?
The coal industry shot themselves in the foot. They call it a war against coal. We call it profits before safety.
The Revolution is in the streets. When Russia collapses, you will see the political shock from low fossil fuel prices. The wave is a tsunami headed towards our shores. Putins warships are threatening US shores.
He will be neutralized.
The indictment says Blankenship was a scofflaw. Like a New Yorker with $100,000 of unpaid parking tickets, Blankenship got towed away.
The lawsuits from environmentalists cost more than dumping toxic coal ash. The insurance companies defending environmental damage will quadruple insurance rates for the outrageous pollution risks. Polluters will be captured and interrogated, or tarred and feathered in public view. The people have taken to the streets.
The people shall rule, the polluters shall fall.
Don Blankenship said McConnell is not a real coal man. But if he defunds the EPA, he should be charged with obstruction of justice and jailed in a cell for coal monkeys.
Answer the question. Exactly which safety violations (which you alleged previously) were overlooked by government inspectors at Upper Big Branch. .? (By the looks of the indictment, they didn't miss much).
On October 31, 2013 I wrote how ridiculous it is that the politicians claim to be fighting so hard for coal when election time rolls around but that the rest of the time they sit on their hands as coal is destroyed. I specifically named as politicians who are disingenuous in this regard Nick Rahall, Joe Manchin, and Mitch McConnell. Afterward several coal and non-coal guys asked why I had included Senator McConnell.
Perhaps the below article will help explain. Mrs. McConnell is not only hurting coal she is liberal in other regards. Most important as to why I included Senator McConnell though is that if he is fighting for coal he is not very good at it. Also when I have met with him on occasion he does not listen. He just talks. For several years now he has said that the fight against Climate Change legislation cannot be won. It is sad that our industry has gotten far more support from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe than from its own senior Senator. McConnell has also shown that he will sell out to Harry Reid on any issue for a little Pork.
Electing McConnell is better than sending a Democrat that will always support Obama to DC but McConnell is not a coal guy. McConnell knows there are more votes in the non-coal areas of Kentucky than the coal areas and McConnell is a quintessential politician. Vote for him in the general but do not be fooled that he will fight for coal. He is no Nick Rahall but neither is he a Jim Inhofe. Essay by Don Blankenship on the internet.
What is your case, Ben, that the inspectors ignored dangers ?
To: Archie Bunker
Archie, I got my real estate license and I want to sell the house next door to my buddy Obama. He's a nice fellow and will make a nice neighbor for you, with his big ears. OK ?
Don't make fun of Ben. He's just old and stubborn.
It was a huge run on sentence. Please write it logically or report to the principal's office after school.