Everything you Need to Know about Coal in Iowa


Source: Physicians for Social Responsibility

Want to learn more about coal us in Iowa and how it affects our health and environment?

Check out this site dedicated to the subject. It was created by Plains Justice – a group which provides legal resources about energy issues – and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility.

There are 72 coal-fired power units in Iowa and many rank among the oldest and most inefficient in the country, according to an Iowa PSR study. Ninety-two percent of Iowans live within 30 miles of a coal plant and a third of children attend schools nearby one.

For an even wider look at issues in coal production, see CoalDiver.org – another site put together by Plains Justice. Resources include a map of all coal mines in operation across the US.

 

 

 

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About jmalewitz

Jim Malewitz is a journalism intern at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Additionally, as a master's journalism student at the University of Iowa, he is conducting research on non-profit journalism while serving as an assistant editor at IowaWatch.org. Malewitz graduated from Grinnell College in 2009, where he majored in political science with a concentration in global development studies. He loves America, the states of Michigan and Iowa and Detroit Tigers baseball. He also an odd fascination with the former German Democratic Republic. He likes the environment too.
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