Plant pollution levels rise in Ohio and Port Everglades, Fla.
Plant pollution levels rise in Ohio and Port Everglades, Fla. A recent report by the Ohio Environmental Council, the Ohio Public Interest Research Group and the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club said that 12 of 21 power plants have increased sulfur dioxide emissions by 215,000 tons since 1995, and eight have increased nitrogen oxide emissions by 17,000 tons. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the increase in pollution is comparable to 77 new power plants or 1 million cars. Akron Beacon Journal In Port Everglades, Fla., a single power plant has increased sulfur dioxide emissions 80 percent since 1995. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the research was conducted by the Florida Public Interest Research Group and its report coincides with a Bush Administration proposal for a pollution-trading system which environmentalists believe would allow increased power plant pollution. Sun-Sentinel