Bad plans for coal plants give me gas . . .

Seth Kaplan

The Boston Globe today presents an excellent editorial on the misguided proposal for the power plant in Somerset Massachusetts:

ONE OF THE state’s “Filthy Five’’ coal-burning power plants is trying to turn itself into a Cinderella of clean-burning electricity generation. Since the makeover includes a first-in-the-nation commercial use of a certain technology to reduce dirty emissions, the state should give it a closer environmental review. (MORE)

This particular proposal is one that CLF is engaging in many ways, including in a pending court case (somerset-sc-clfs-memo-suppt-of-jdgmt-8-10-09).  And earlier on in the legal process this plant was (among other issues) discussed in an Op-Ed by Dr. James Hansen.  It has been the subject of ongoing upset, protests and opposition.

If you want to support our work on cases like this – go for it – or just comment below if you have a local coal fired power plant giving you gas.

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8 Responses to “Bad plans for coal plants give me gas . . .”

  1. Seth Kaplan

    CLF Staff Attorney Shanna Cleveland reports as follows:

    There is no comprehensive list of existing plants that I know of, except the one being worked up by Sierra Club and Synapse. The list of all proposed plants is available at http://www.sierraclub.org/environmentallaw/coal/plantlist.asp

    I would recommend going to either the EIA or EPA (clean air markets data) sites to find existing, but these require doing some searching to limit the plants to coal.

    Clean Air Markets Data
    http://camddataandmaps.epa.gov/gdm/

    Sourcewatch has attempted to do this. If you click on a state on their map, a wikipedia type entry comes up and you can click on existing plants and get a google map and listing of capacity.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=State-by-State_Guide_to_Information_on_Coal_in_the_United_States

  2. Seth Kaplan

    CLF Staff Attorney Shanna Cleveland reports as follows:

    There is no comprehensive list of existing plants that I know of, except the one being worked up by Sierra Club and Synapse. The list of all proposed plants is available at http://www.sierraclub.org/environmentallaw/coal/plantlist.asp

    I would recommend going to either the EIA or EPA (clean air markets data) sites to find existing, but these require doing some searching to limit the plants to coal.

    Clean Air Markets Data
    http://camddataandmaps.epa.gov/gdm/

    Sourcewatch has attempted to do this. If you click on a state on their map, a wikipedia type entry comes up and you can click on existing plants and get a google map and listing of capacity.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=State-by-State_Guide_to_Information_on_Coal_in_the_United_States

  3. Seth Kaplan

    CLF Staff Attorney Shanna Cleveland reports as follows:

    There is no comprehensive list of existing plants that I know of, except the one being worked up by Sierra Club and Synapse. The list of all proposed plants is available at http://www.sierraclub.org/environmentallaw/coal/plantlist.asp

    I would recommend going to either the EIA or EPA (clean air markets data) sites to find existing, but these require doing some searching to limit the plants to coal.

    Clean Air Markets Data
    http://camddataandmaps.epa.gov/gdm/

    Sourcewatch has attempted to do this. If you click on a state on their map, a wikipedia type entry comes up and you can click on existing plants and get a google map and listing of capacity.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=State-by-State_Guide_to_Information_on_Coal_in_the_United_States

  4. Seth Kaplan

    CLF Staff Attorney Shanna Cleveland reports as follows:

    There is no comprehensive list of existing plants that I know of, except the one being worked up by Sierra Club and Synapse. The list of all proposed plants is available at http://www.sierraclub.org/environmentallaw/coal/plantlist.asp

    I would recommend going to either the EIA or EPA (clean air markets data) sites to find existing, but these require doing some searching to limit the plants to coal.

    Clean Air Markets Data
    http://camddataandmaps.epa.gov/gdm/

    Sourcewatch has attempted to do this. If you click on a state on their map, a wikipedia type entry comes up and you can click on existing plants and get a google map and listing of capacity.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=State-by-State_Guide_to_Information_on_Coal_in_the_United_States

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