New Jersey residents are still cheering last week’s announcement by utility PSEG that it will close the Hudson and Mercer coal-fired power plants on June 1, 2017. The two plants are the largest remaining coal plants in the Garden State, and one of them - Hudson in Jersey City - ranked as one of the dirtiest plants in the entire country. These are coal plants #241 and 242 be announced for retirement since 2009, a major shift that has allowed the US to significantly reduce levels of mercury, carbon, sulfur dioxide, and toxic water pollution.
All families across this nation deserve the same -- clean air, clean water, and a nation moving beyond coal.
Coal Plant Emitting Pollution Photo from Shutterstock As part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has implemented rules that has forced coal and gas companies to either close down high-polluting plants or retro...
This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi.
PSEG Power is retiring two coal plants that generate about 1,200 megawatts of electrics on June 1, 2017. That's on top of the nearly 18,000 megawatts that was retired over the last year, which was older and mostly smaller units.