Environmental Impacts of the Industry

Submitted by Alisa Bajramovic

Facts About Coal

  • It's a fossil fuel that, when burned, generates electricity
  • Burning coal releases carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury compounds, and nitrogen oxides into the air
  • Over 7500 people in the US die every year due to power plant emissions
  • 1/3 of CO2 emissions come from coal burning

 

Health Risks Associated with Coal

2009 February Colloquium on the Environment

Containing Carbon: Markets, Morals and Mobilization