Coal Power Plant and Diesel Emissions in Texas. The Texas Medical Association urges our state government leaders and legislators to act to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants and diesel engines. Steps might include:
Requiring the immediate installation or retrofitting of technology highly efficient in reducing all forms of air pollution, including ozone-causing pollutants, particulates, carbon dioxide, and mercury on all existing and future coal-fired power plants;
Ending state subsidies for polluting coal-fired power plants and levying a tax on coal, equivalent to that on natural gas, sufficient to pay future federal levies on pollution damage;
Placing a moratorium on approval of old-technology coal-fired power plants; and
Requiring an addition to the state diesel retrofit program to include particulate controls (Res. 201-A-08; deleted CSPH Rep. 3-A-17).
Last Updated On
May 25, 2017