Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

Burshtyn was disconnected from the national grid in 2002 to form the Burshtyn Energy Island , a separate grid that exists to export power to the EU nations of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. In addition to forcing Ukrainians to continue dealing with the documented deadly health impacts of Burshtyn, the proposal goes against the spirit of President Obama’s recent pledge to stop financing coal projects overseas with public funds as part of his climate action plan.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

The US under Obama shows no indication of reducing its GHG pollution profligacy. Obama’s declining to approve the current Keystone XL pipeline proposal to carry oil from Canadian tar sands to Texas may only be a temporary reprieve to keep pro-environmentalists on side in a Presidential election year. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.