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The Many Faces of American Power

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For half of the country, "coal" is the answer. Along with it comes the ubiquitous smoke stacks and plumes of emissions.



Here, the James M. Gavin power plant in Ohio—one of the same plants credited with creating acid rain in the Adirondacks of New York in 1990s—discharges the toxic exhaust that motivated the company, American Electric Power, to buy out the nearby town of Chesire.

Image credit: Mitch Epstein, American Power

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