Reducing Coal Power Plant Pollution Will Save Lives, New Study Finds

Publication: The New Mexico Independent

Author: Bryant Furlow

09/10/2010 - Between 50 and 150 New Mexicans’ deaths each year in San Juan County are caused by air pollution from coal-fired power plant emissions, according to estimates in a study released Thursday by the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), an environmental group.

Additional lives — fewer than 25 a year — are lost to coal plant pollution each year in McKinley County, according to the report.


Reducing pollution from coal plants will spark demand for clean energy technology, creating new jobs, Pew Environment Group spokeswoman Phyllis Cuttino said. “Pollution control technologies, such as scrubbers, are labor intensive and require significant man hours by engineers, managers and skilled laborers.”

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