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American Electric Power Agrees to Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants

Environment  (tags: pollution, healthconditions, ecosystems, US, coal fired plants, protection )

- 1891 days ago -
Collectively, a total of 2,011 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power will retire as part of the settlement, removing almost 12 million tons of climate-disrupting carbon pollution and nearly 84,000 tons of sulfur dioxide pollution that the three coal-fired ~

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Sue H (7)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:17 am
A bit of good news!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 11:17 am

Christeen A (368)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 11:27 am
Thanks for sharing this good news.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:57 pm

Really? 2015? What is everything we do given so many years for completion of those goals. In 1961 JFK set a goal of reaching the moon, we didn't have the technology, but in 1969 - human feet touched the moon. Now we have to have time - years to do much of anything. We have known for years that Coal is killing people, destroying land, polluting air and water, eating up mountain tops, but they need another 2 years?
From the article:
Coal-fired power plants are the nationís largest source of mercury, sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution, carbon pollution and many other deadly pollutants that can trigger heart attacks and contribute to respiratory problems. According to estimates from the Clean Air Task Force, 203 deaths, 310 heart attacks, 3,160 asthma attacks, and 188 emergency room visits per year will be averted once the Muskingum River, Tanners Creek and Big Sandy power plants stop burning coal.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:45 pm
This is victory!

Alone we can do almost nothing.

Together we are saving Mother Earth for our children
and their children.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 12:14 am
thanks for sharing

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:15 am
Great news! Thanks Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:46 am
Great news this is :-) Thank you, Nancy.

a Start??

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:17 am
Everyone who worked to get this settlement and shut down these 3 coal burning power plants YOU need to take a bow, pat yourselves on the back, do a little dance, and scream "SUCCESS!!!!!!!!" Success is rare when battling corporate America. I thank you for my grandchildren and future generations.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:47 am
Right; -But the bad news: More than 1,000 new coal plants planned worldwide!
(The Guardian)
World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India...
So...hold Your horses... : ~ [

Tania Koshman (7)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:07 am
thank you

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:33 am
This is the second time just in these petitions that we've been giving the good news that the murder is going to stop. One was with the monosato (sp?) and the other is this promise.....
American Electric Power Agrees to Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants.

How come it's NOT PAST TENSE.. HAS RETIRED??? How come only three. How many have they got?

If my neighbor, imaginary Sandy, were to confess to me that she was a murderer (I think that's a fit word to describe those companies) but she promised me that she will cancel 3 of her scheduled homicides, should I be satisfied and give her a pat on the back for refraining from 3 of the 5 planned murders? Oh I think not!
I would call the police and hold her responsible for crimes,

Think on it.


Ro H (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:47 am

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:24 am

Natalie S (13)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:36 am
Great news; let's hope other companies follow suit without much delay.

Alan Lambert (91)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 6:08 am
The thing is for every plant closed in the US, China opens 3 and India opens 2 all with American coal exports.So we export our problems to the third world. Hell, in 10 years we'll probably be joining OPEC.

Joseph Miller (23)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 6:25 am
Great news for us.

TOM T (246)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:47 am
Awesome !! Thanks for sharing !

Tim C (2420)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:51 am

Judith Hand (55)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted and glad to hear it. And may it continue.....

María Barbosa (14)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:07 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 3:54 pm
Good news, noted thanks

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:26 am
Good! Leave coal in the ground and go solar, wind and tidal, where feasible.

cathie S (154)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:55 am
all done tyvm

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:34 am
Please don't get me wrong, I am happy about this--it is a (baby) step in the right direction--BUT, what's taking so long, and what about the rest of them?
When are we going to get serious about "alternate" energy forms (sun, wind for example)?
This is a case of, "I'll believe it when I see it"--among other things.
Thanks for an interesting article, Nancy.

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:27 am
good news

Ro H (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:42 am

Marcel E (347)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:12 am

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:19 am
already noted, signed and commented......further up

P A (117)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:44 am
Stars to Kit and Zee and others - they are right - it is a step in the right direction - but what about the MANY more?!!

Judy C (97)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:34 pm
This is at least some progress, although it's slow. Thanks Nancy.

Philip H (474)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:01 pm
Fantastic news! 3 more coal fired plants bite the dust.
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