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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Earth & Orbit

Mayor Bill White talks the talk on air pollution:

WHITE: There appears to be some difference of opinion between the cities and environmental groups and many businesses on one hand, and TXU and some state officials on the other, concerning whether Texas should consider alternatives to coal-fired plants proposed by TXU. No one questions the fact that these plants would sharply increase greenhouse gas emissions, and most people believe it's only a matter of time before there are national and international standards regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Some people speculate that TXU is attempting to rush these power plants through the process so they can be grandfathered. Texas consumers could pay much, much more for coal-fired power in the future because the air isn't free and doesn't belong to one utility and eventually there will be more regulation of greenhouse gases.
And, the New York Times brings us the interactive graphic of the day, depicting pollution in space.

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