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Group Calls for Curbs on Carbon Emissions

An environmental organization on Tuesday decried Pennsylvania's status as a leading producer of global warming pollution and called on U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to support limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

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Pa. ranks 3rd in global warming pollution, coal is blamed

Coal is king in Pennsylvania when it comes to producing electricity.

But it's also a royal producer of pollution linked to global warming.

 

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Environmentalists Call for Tougher Regulation of PA Power Plants

Environmentalists are criticizing Pennsylvania power plants for their carbon emissions and are calling for more stringent regulations.

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Brunner Island listed among the nation's most carbon polluting plants

In 2011, PPL's Brunner Island coal-fired power plant discharged roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as 1.79 million cars. On Monday, the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a report which ranks the East Manchester Township plant as No. 59 on a list of the nation's 100 most polluting power plants.

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