Perhaps you think it is outrageous that I call a coal power plant a factory of death. However, if you do your research, as I have, you will find the toxic record of coal power disturbing. The cocktail of chemical poisons (mercury, arsenic, heavy metals and radioactive ash) released by burning coal kills thousands of people in the U.S. every year.
And, as the worst producer of greenhouse gasses, coal plants are culpable in the historic extinction of a dozen species and thousands more to come over the next 100 years: only a miracle could reverse this eventuality. Furthermore, greenhouse warming has rendered millions of acres of agricultural land unusable in Australia and West Africa.