The enviros claim the plant contributes to 43 premature deaths, 72 heart attacks and 660 asthma attacks annually. Show us one, please.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
Citing unhealthy concentrations of sulfur dioxide emissions from the Homer City coal-fired power plant in Indiana County, a coalition of five environmental groups filed notice Monday that it will sue California-based Edison International, which operates the 43-year-old facility.
The groups also released a Sierra Club report that calls into question whether the $700 million in pollution controls that Edison International announced last month for the plant will reduce emissions enough to meet federal health-based limits. It called on the company to instead invest in renewable wind and solar energy production facilities in central Pennsylvania.
According to the report, the 1,884-megawatt power plant — one of the biggest in the nation — released more sulfur dioxide than any other plant in the U.S. last year and enough to violate federal air pollution standards and its state operating permit…