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BAD BUSINESS: One Company Behind U.S.'s Top Three Biggest Greenhouse Gas Emitters


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Cal
- 980 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The Atlanta-based Southern Company owns the top three biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. according to recent data released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



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Bryan Hamaker (2)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 3:57 am
Southern is up for sale
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:19 am
If it is for sale, lets hope that whoever buys it will invest in clean, green energy with plenty of safer jobs for the workers That's what I would do, rather than try and make the most profit that I could out of the last bits of oil and coal. Thermosolar powerstations are the way to go. Windmills are nice too. A few solar panels here and there. Lot's of opportunities for them to make profits.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:33 am
Yes, agree lets hope whoever buys it does a good clean up job.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 6:56 am
I agree with Alexandra
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 8:53 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 12:12 pm
There's many 'new' avenues to explore to make sufficient profit without contributing any further to the destruction of the planet, so let's "hold our thumbs crossed" for prospective new owners!
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 1:08 pm
"According to its records Southern Company spent over $8 million in lobbying the U.S. government last year."

+++++++++++++++++++ And....it's a PERSON, right? With RIGHTS?
 

Darlene B. (290)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 1:25 pm
Good comments, totally agree. Blessings to you all. Noted and signed.
 

ellen m. (222)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 1:49 pm
Hey Rick Perry, How much did they give you?
Another reason to vote democrat and strengthen the EPA!
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:51 pm
Its way past time to kick the coal habit and move to renewable sources of energy.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 6:17 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 6:26 pm
The Republicans protect these polluting corporations.
 

New G. (8)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 11:02 pm
Thank you.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 2:25 am
Thanks.
 

Roger M. (0)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 5:49 am
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Cal. Let's miss no opportunity to jump all over them.
 

John S. (304)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 6:10 am
Surprised? A power company serving nearly four and a half million customers?
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 6:52 am
Lie in, lie out. Perhaps all of the hot air being used to lie to the American people could be applied to energy generation. They might be able to give up coal.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 8:38 am
That 8 million bought them the right to poison our environment Pam. Neither the government nor big business seems to care that they still have to breath the same air we do--haven't they noticed the ever-increasing stench?
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 9:57 am
Once again, we must replace coal fired plants and start green energy production as soon as we can. it may already be too late.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 10:55 pm
$8 million in lobbying fees mostly to Republican/Teabaggers; wants electricity deregulation; greenhouse gas emmissions equal to that of all Finland and it only serves 4 million people;building another plant in Mississippi rather than researching green renewable options;

Well isn't this just a fine mess!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:23 am
Thank you.
 
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