December 2007
High Country News;12/10/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 23, p3
The article offers statistical data related to the carbon costs in the U.S. It discusses the amount of money spent by taxpayers to offset the annual carbon dioxide emission by coal-burning power plant in the U.S. Capitol, the tons of carbon dioxide emitted by wildfires in West and power plants each year, and the tons of carbon dioxide released by the trees destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Furthermore, the amount of federal budget to replant the trees killed by the hurricanes, the tons of carbon dioxide released by Southern Co.'s power plants, and the amount of contribution by the company's employees to the campaigns of George W. Bush, the president of the U.S., are also discussed.


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