On this site, you can search by zip code to see exactly how much moolah each state rep accepts from the coal industry. Why do we care? Because coal-fired plants are the largest remaining source of mercury emissions in the country. In one year, the average coal plant generates 170 pounds of mercury, when just 1/70th of a teaspoon of mercury dropped into a 25-acre lake can make the fish unsafe to eat. Plus 225 pounds of arsenic, which will cause cancer in 1 out of 100 people who drink water contaminated by it.
So, screw in your CFLs (if you live in a region powered by coal, like Boulder, even just one CFL will reduce coal consumption) and let your congressman (or woman) know that their community doesn’t support coal.
hot on elephant
Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 1 share A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 1,459 share 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 43,232 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,285 shares The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once). 560 shares Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt. 471 shares I’m Done being your Dirty Little Secret. 978 shares Ten Things I’ve Learned from Not Getting Wasted. 1,323 share 3 Seconds: “Joe Biden’s reaction to President Obama awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom (with distinction).” 1,164 share Why Some Loves feel Unfinished, even After we’ve Let Go. 639 shares