In our past environmental law post, we discussed the matter of how the coal power industry creates pollution in the U.S. The pollution topic is of great relevance in Georgia, with our own state being a specific offender of air contamination caused by power plants.
The world has run on coal for so long that it seems like it will always be a go-to form of power. Centuries of coal use, however, doesn't mean that coal is the energy source of forever. It isn't a perfect power source due to impurities of the substance. There are environmental reasons why the U.S. is looking to modify its use and regulations of the coal indurstry.
A University of Georgia professor specialized is research of trichloroethylene or TCE. TCE was a solvent that has been used as a degreaser in the manufacture of automobile parts. Though use of TCE has declined in recent years, contamination from past use is widely spread.
It is the constant balance act of determining what is best for business and also best for the environment. Hogs are at the center of a current environmental/business debate in Georgia.