Negative Effects of Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant in Early County
Don’t let Dynegy’s Longleaf coal-fired power plant choke Georgia
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued a permit to Dynegy/Longleaf to build a huge, 1200-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Early County on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.
If the permit stands, here’s a glimpse of what Georgians will get from yet another coal-fired power plant:
More Asthma Attacks: 26,442 asthma attacks are caused by air pollution each year.
More Heart Attacks: 1362 heart attacks annually, a number that will rise dramatically.
More Greenhouse Gases: This plant will produce 9 million tons of global warming carbon dioxide pollution annually—equal to adding 1.3 million cars on Georgia’s roads every year.
- Less Water: This plant will be allowed to take more than 20 million gallons of water a day from the Chattahoochee River.
Remember Georgia’s sooty air in May and June from the Okefenokee forest fires? Georgia is one big neighborhood when it comes to air flow. Why add more pollution when cleaner energy options are available?
For more information contact Anne Harper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Jackie Hogan (email@example.com) at 404-659-3122.