link They also give lots of money to statelegislators to get the rate increases , to to get loans for coal and nukes, to elect a cabal. to take over the legislature,and to stop renewable energy programs.
NPR article And the natural gas plants also use the same amount of water as coal plants. And the amount of water in the west is sharply falling. Thee is a 1000 year drought in some parts of the west. The Colorado River is drying up.
Propublica story . Utility company wants to leave its toxic coal fly ash in unlined pits. One pit has over 16 million tons of this toxic coal ash. "samples had revealed concerning levels of boron, calcium and sulfate — all indicators of coal ash. There was also evidence of a contaminant researchers had linked to cancer, hexavalent chromium, which had previously been discovered in some California drinking wells by environmental advocate Erin Brockovich" Activists, environmental attorneys, and neighbors battle the state politicians and Georgia Power lobbyists.- Georgia power wants to create a weaker definition of the word" infiltration" . It seems they want to just protect the top of waste piles, but want to avoid having to put a lining under the waste to keep the toxics away from groudwater and drinking water. "You can’t store this waste full of toxic metals in groundwater,” Sams said."
Link To grab billions via price increases, and payments for failed carbon capture, and nuclear plant boondoggles.