Coal-fired Power Plant Emissions

Many utility companies and other businesses are critical of the Obama administration's recently-announced goal of cutting carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels over the next 16 years.

Ohio groups are sounding off in reaction to President Obama’s call for reduced carbon emissions from new power plants.

A report by an environmental group ranks Ohio second in the nation for the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants.

Akron-based FirstEnergy plans to close two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania rather than install 270 million dollars worth of pollution control equipment to meet tougher federal mercury emission standards. 

A physician and advocate for clean air is in Cleveland today to talk with college students about the adverse health effects of emissions from coal-fired power plants.