Apr 16, 2007

Report blames coal-fired plants for carbon dioxide increases

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A report released Thursday by an Illinois environmental group blames coal-fired power plants for nearly half the country's increase in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels between 2000 and 2004.
Carbon dioxide emissions increased 22 percent in Illinois and 18 percent across the country during that time, according to the report from Environment Illinois and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.