On Tuesday, set against the lush foliage of Frazier Park - which was damaged this summer by floods - Environment North Carolina presented its report that ranks the 50 most-polluting power plants in the country. With three of the dirtiest, including Marshall, Belews and Roxboro, North Carolina's are the 12th most polluting in the U.S.
Key findings include:
- Belews Creek power plant, near Winston-Salem, was the state's biggest polluter and 16th overall, emitting about 14 million metric tons of carbon pollution. That's the equivalent of about 3 million cars.
- Marshall plant, near Lake Norman, emitted about 10 million metric tons of pollution in 2011, or the equivalent of about 2 million cars.
- North Carolina's power plants are its single largest source of carbon pollution, responsible for about 51 percent of the carbon pollution in the state.
"Charlotte has started to see the effects of global warming, with flooding damaging communities and parks, like Frazier Park, all across the state," said Graham Givens, clean energy associate for Environment North Carolina. "If we want a cleaner, safer future for our kids, we can't afford to ignore power plants' overwhelming contribution to global warming."
Read more about the report here.
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