ABC 27
Dennis Owens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -Coal is king in Pennsylvania when it comes to producing electricity.

But it's also a royal producer of pollution linked to global warming.

"When it comes to global warming pollution, our power plants are the elephant in the room," said Lina Blount of the environmentalist group PennEnvironment.

The group released a study Tuesday morning in the Capitol showing Pennsylvania is the third dirtiest state in power plant pollution.

The Brunner Island plant in York is named the 59th dirtiest in the entire country.

The environmentalists called for tougher emissions standards all around and for the worst of the worst to be completely shut down.

"The evidence is there that something is going amiss and we have to take action now to limit global warming pollution from these plants," Blount said.


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