Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Acid rain; hydropower update

Environmental groups in New York State are praising new EPA rules that require further cutbacks on pollutants that come out of the stacks of coal-burning power plants. Their point of view is that the new rules will continue to cut back on the acidification of lakes in their area.

Here is an overview of the new rule.

Meanwhile, construction on the powerhouse for hydroelectric plant at the Meldahl Locks and Dam should begin next month. And I have been told that site clearing has begun for the new plant at the Willow Island Locks and Dam.