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Wisconsin's coal-burning plants pump out more greenhouse gas

Thomas Content and Lee Bergquist of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report on how Wisconsin is responsible for disproportionate contributions to global warming. By examining public records, they found that coal-burning power plants generate greenhouse gases about one-third faster than the national average. Wisconsin is one of twelve states that relies on coal for the majority of its power supply, and two more coal-burning power plants are under construction in the state. When they are completed in 2012, carbon dioxide emissions will rise by an additional ten percent.

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