The 10 dirtiest power plants in the U.S.
A new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center exposes the 100 U.S. power plants that emit the most carbon dioxide.
In order from bad to worst, the 10 "dirtiest" coal plants in the U.S. are:
10. The state-owned Salt River Project Navajo coal plant in Arizona releases 15.9 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air every year.
9. DTE Energy's Detroit Edison Monroe coal plant in Michigan emits 16.4 MMT of CO2 annually.
8. FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired plant in Pennsylvania emits 16.4 MMT of CO2 every year.
7. Ohio Power Company's General James M. Gavin coal plant emits 16.6 MMT of CO2 emissions annually.
6. Duke Energy's Gibson coal-powered plant in Indiana releases 16.9 MMT of CO2 every year.
5. NRG Texas Power's W.A. Parish coal plant is a top polluter with 17.8 MMT of CO2 annually.
4. Ameren's Union Electric Labadie coal plant in Missouri contributes 18.5 MMT of CO2 on a yearly basis.
3. Luminant Generation's Texas Martin Lake coal-powered plant coughs out 18.8 MMT of CO2 every year.
2. Alabama Power's James H. Miller, Jr. coal plant emits 20.7 MMT of CO2 annually.
1. Georgia Power's Scherer coal-fired plant emits 21.3 MMT of CO2 per year.
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