PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center
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York Daily Record
By
Sean Adkins

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.

PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group.

Overall, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for the most carbon emitted from its power plants, according to PennEnvironment's report, "America's Dirtiest Power Plants."

The study, which draws its data from both the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, calls for stringent carbon emission standards for new and existing power plants.

Out the 100 most polluting power plants across the nation, seven of those are located in Pennsylvania, including PPL's Brunner Island.

"Limiting carbon dioxide pollution from new and existing plants is one of the most effective ways to reduce U.S. global warming pollution in the short run and for decades to come," according to the report.

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