28 Mar '12, 1pm

This map shows the country's dirtiest air: are you in a deadly zone?

This map shows the country's dirtiest air: are you in a deadly zone?

Yesterday, the EPA announced the first-ever limits for greenhouse gas emissions from new coal-fired power plants , and it's a big deal. The Washington Post explains more about the announcement, which is getting reactions from all sides of the political spectrum because it could mean the end for new coal plants in the U.S.: The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt. But as a reminder that this isn't just a numbers game, that power plants and air pollution generally have real impacts on human health, the map above from t...

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