July 2nd, 2001 – US Secretary of Energy breaks the ground on Kentucky coal power plant

2001 NRDC Blasts Bush Plan to Increase Reliance on Coal; Group Says Increased Coal Burning Will Accelerate Global Warming
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2001) – Responding to Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham’s appearance today at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Kentucky coal power plant, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) blasted the Bush administration for its plan to increase U.S. reliance on coal to generate electricity.
“The Bush administration wants to allow dirty coal-fired power plants to increase their pollution dramatically,” said David Hawkins, director of NRDC’s Climate Center. “That would accelerate global warming, poison more of our water, scar more of our landscape, and kill more of our citizens with particulate air pollution.”

Also on this day
End of the third meeting of the Ad hoc Group on Greenhouse Gases in Toronto (just after the Changing Atmosphere conference) By then, IPCC was in process of creation. (See Agrawala GEC 1999 article)

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