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Power plants largest source of pollution.

Recent federal data on plant-by-plant greenhouse gas emissions show power plants remain the largest source of pollution that drives climate change.

Released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 5, the data found power plants contributed 2.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in 2011.

"Power plants are the top sources of heat-trapping pollution that drives climate change, and setting carbon pollution limits for existing plants under the Clean Air Act would deliver tremendous benefits for American people's health and well-being," David Doniger, policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement.

The latest EPA data and more information are available at www.epa.gov/ghgreporting.
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Title Annotation:NATION IN BRIEF
Author:Currie, Donya
Publication:The Nation's Health
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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