Frances Beinecke Quotes

Coal fired power plants emit particulates which cause respitory problems.

In addition to the respiratory disease, coal ash produced by coal-fired power plants dumped at sites across 21 U.S. states has contaminated ground water with toxic elements. The contaminants including the poisons arsenic and lead. Arsenic has been shown to cause skin cancer, bladder cancer and lung cancer, and lead damages the nervous system.

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Frances Beinecke is the former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the nonprofit conservation group, serving since 2006.