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1 July 2011

[PDF] Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States

The electric sector is the largest source of industrial (stack) emissions of toxic air pollution in the United States. In 2009, coal- and oil-fired power plants accounted for nearly 50 percent of all reported toxic pollution from industrial sources.....

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18 March 2011

TECO Energy shareholders vote on sexual orientation issue [USA]

Author: Margie Manning, Tampa Bay Business Journal [USA]

Shareholders of TECO Energy Inc. will vote on a resolution [submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of New York City] calling on the firm to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity...More than 88 percent of...

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11 May 2006

[full list] The Toxic 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States

Author: Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Univ. of Massachusetts [USA]

1. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours [DuPont], 2. United States Steel , 3. ConocoPhillips, 4. General Electric , 5. Eastman Kodak, 6. Exxon Mobil, 7. Ford , 8. Tyson Foods, 9. Alcoa, 10. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), 11. Dow Chemical, 12. Eastman Chemical, 13....

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23 May 2005

US: Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner

Author: Kenneth J. Stier, New York Times

...most new [coal-burning power] plants - about nine out of 10 on the drawing board - will not use integrated gasification combined-cycle technology. The reason is fairly simple. A plant with the low-pollution, high-efficiency technology demonstrated...

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13 April 2005

Investors Call On Power Sector And Wall Street To Focus Attention On Financial Risks From Climate Change [USA]

Author: Ceres

...leading U.S. institutional investors today called on the country's 50 largest investor-owned greenhouse gas emitters in the electric power industry to report within a year how future greenhouse gas limits will affect their financial bottom lines and...

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