Electric Power Plant number 1 in pollution

The electric industry accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other sector, including the transportation and industrial sectors.

Emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides have decreased by 40 percent and 46 percent, respectively, since the stricter pollution-control standards of the 1990 Clean Air Act went into effect. (That is a good thing.-Mother Nature)
* According to EPA’s greenhouse gas inventory, in 2006, power plant carbon dioxide emissions were 29 percent higher than they were in 1990.
* The electric industry accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other sector, including the transportation and industrial sectors.
* In 2006, power plants were responsible for 70 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions, 20 percent of nitrogen oxides emissions, 68 percent of mercury air emissions, and 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
* Wide disparities in pollution rates persist throughout the electricity industry with a small number of companies producing a relatively large amount of emissions.

http://www.nrdc.org/air/pollution/benchmarking/db/rank.asp?t=r

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