President Obama, in his weekly radio address:
“Today, about 40 percent of America’s carbon pollution comes from power plants. But right now, there are no national limits to the amount of carbon pollution that existing plants can pump into the air we breathe. None. We limit the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury, sulfur, and arsenic that power plants put in our air and water. But they can dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air. It’s not smart, it’s not safe, and it doesn’t make sense.”
Questions for Consideration:
With coal production being a major part of our economy, what does this mean for Southern Illinois? As a result, what kind of energy will we need to adopt and start investing in? How might this policy impact your life? Do we have enough information to assess these questions?