19 Jun '12, 3pm

The air we breathe isn't the only thing these powerful power companies are polluting. The Price of Pollution Politics

A handful of companies are spending millions to finance an assault on clean air -- lobbying and litigating to block, weaken and delay clean air standards that would save lives and protect Americans' health from the power sector's dangerous and deadly air pollution. Leading this effort to weaken, delay or block cleaner air standards are eight companies that spent a combined $67 million lobbying Congress between 2010 and the first quarter of 2012, including on EPA clean air standards and authority, among other topics. Their coal-fired power plants generated enough air pollution last year to contribute to as many as 10,300 deaths, 65,000 asthma attacks and incidents, 6,600 hospital and emergency room visits, and 3.4 million lost work-days.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/air/price-of-pollution-politics.asp

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