Mapping coal-fired emissions

Wafting your way.

Courtesy morguefile

 

As shown on the map below, our state's residents are not only exposed to emissions from our 38 coal-fired plants, but are down-wind of dozens of regional coal plants in Ohio and West Virginia.

Given this, it's not surprising that Pittsburgh has the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality in the nation, and that five out of six Pennsylvanians live in metropolitan areas that received a failing grade for air quality.

In total, eighteen of our state’s twenty-one graded counties received an “F” for short-term levels of pollution.

Regional coal fired plants