More than 20% of our Electricity in Washington comes from Coal.
Coal is our nation’s dirtiest energy source. But few Washingtonians realize that the TransAlta coal plan in Centralia burns roughly 4 million tons of coal each year.
TransAlta coal plant is the largest single source of pollution in Washington.
Toxic pollution from coal plants contributes to heart and ling disease, cancer, stroke and premature death.
The TransAlta coal plant is Washington’s biggest polluter of toxic mercury. Mercury pollutes the water we drink, the fish we eat, and is especially dangerous to children and women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
Dirty coal can be replaced with clean energy solutions that will reduce pollution and protect our health. [Read More...]