Southern Company Making Us Proud

Stephen Smith | December 13, 2011 | Coal, Energy Policy
Every state in the Southeast faces mercury-based fish consumption advisories.

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition ran a story today on how Southern Company is putting its corporate policy of aggressively fighting beneficial health standards ahead of mothers and children, as well as fish and other living organisms. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to limit emissions of mercury, a toxic heavy metal, and Southern Company thought they could spend millions to corrupt the political process at the expense of our health. Now they are using scare tactics of “rolling black outs” to cover for their poor corporate planning. Experts from other utilities (see appendix A of linked report) of all political backgrounds agree that EPA’s new standards will not put the nation’s electric grid at risk.

Thanks Southern Company, you make us proud.

Stephen Smith
Dr. Stephen A. Smith has over 35 years of experience affecting positive change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as…
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