Yes Joe - All the REAL facts are posted on the website, as well as the rebuttal to all the coal industry is telling us about 'Clean Coal' . . . . the greatest oxymoron ever!
I live about 10 miles from our coal fired plant - They are scattered everywhere all along rhe Gulf Coast because it is so cheap for them to ship their fuel in using barges
Ironically, our air quality down here is excellent in every way - No sign of smog or pollutants at all. We have offshore breezes blowing in from the south 90% of the time which gives us our famous humidity . . . . and it blows the filth of our powerplants hundreds of miles inshore for folks to the north to live with - There is little push down here to shift to cleaner energy sources since coal really does seem 'clean' down here. The Southern Company
which is the parent company of most of the southern electric utilities is actually in the midst of building a new $3 Billion lignite coal fired plant in central Mississippi right now, banking on an as yet unproven technology (the first such plant is under construction now in China, but has not yet generated a kwh of electricity using this new way of burning lignite) and stripping all vegetation from tens of square miles of Mississippi . . . . plus, they are asking the PSC for permission to raise the rates on customers who will never use any of that power in their area to pay for their 'experiment' - Imagine if your local milk producer was allowed raise the cost of the milk you buy just so he could build himself a new plant to lower his cost of producing milk??
My opinion - We cannot scream loud or long enough about the evils of coal . . . . especially if we drive electric cars powered by such a filthy resource - It's almost as bad for the environment as burning gasoline, except that the $$$ doesn't go to the terrorists . . . . unless you call the . . . . nevermind