Our Chapter's Position
The Sierra Club believes that Pennsylvania must aggressively reduce the ozone and particulate pollution from its coal fired power plants.
Unfortunately, our state has been targeted by the industry as a “preferred location” for new coal-burning facilities and at least four new generating plants—Wellington, Shade, River Hill, and Beech Hollow—are in the permitting pipeline.
In addition, the state has been selected by Waste Management, Inc. as the site of a new liquid coal plant.
In response to the resurgence of coal in the state, the Sierra Club is working on several fronts and is currently part of a coalition fighting to halt the construction of a proposed 525-megawatt, waste coal plant in Nemacolin.
Map Data Source
USEPA eGRID2006 Version 2.1 (Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database) Data current through 2004.
Map commissioned by the Pennsylvania Chapter.