Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Face of Coal Pollution

This is Maximiliano Calcano. He is 2 years old. He has no arms because an American power company is dumping coal ash in his neighborhood in the Dominican Republic. Birth defects are rampant in his neighborhood. He has no arms because we as a nation have decided a) to make coal the dominant part of our power supply and b) to dump the byproducts of our consumerist lifestyles on the poor of the developing world.

Much more from this Miami Herald article.

Via Coal Tattoo