Phasing out the Fayette coal-fired power plant is critical to ensure the health and livelihoods of nearby residents and farmers.
The Fayette coal-fired power plant has caused major environmental concerns over its serious failure to control sulfur dioxide and other acid pollutants with scrubbers on units 1 and 2 ever since coal burning began in 1979-80. The result has been thirty years of enormous volumes of sulfur dioxide and other acid pollutants spewed from Fayette’s units 1 and 2 smokestacks into the air and environment of Central Texas. Acid pollution can produce harmful effects to trees and other items, despite a lack of studies investigating air pollution impacts after the Fayette plant started up. Health effects may have occurred as well in the Fayette and downwind areas since studies associate coal plant emissions with adverse effects in people living up to thirty miles away.
Help central Texas farmers and let's phase out the Fayette coal-fired power plant.