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50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Named [USA]

Author: Environment News Service, Published on: 26 July 2007

Nevada Power's [part of Sierra Pacific Resources] Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant has a higher emission rate of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than any other power plant in the United States, according to a new ranking issued today by the Environmental Integrity Project...Their report ranks the 378 largest power plants in the country based on company-reported data...When it comes to total tons of carbon dioxide emitted, the Scherer power plant, owned by Southern Company's Georgia Power, tops the list. [also refers to PSI Energy's R. Gallagher power plant, Georgia Power's Bowen power plant, Northern Indiana Public Service's (part of NiSource) Bailly power plant, Arizona Public Service's (part of Pinnacle West Capital) Four Corners power plant, American Electric Power's H.W. Pirkey plant, TXU Generation Co.'s Martin Lake plant, Sithe Global Power]

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Related companies: American Electric Power Arizona Public Service Company (part of Pinnacle West Capital) Georgia Power (part of Southern Company) NiSource Pinnacle West Capital Southern Company TXU