The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters | | AlterNet

. . . in 2010 we had the highest CO2 emissions since the beginning of industrialization. And there’s a question of who is financing these emissions? Who is paying for the plants that are causing these emissions?

This article focuses on the financing of the coal industry because the COAL industry is the biggest polluter — from the mining operation (listening, Utah?) to the burning to produce energy.  What use is cheap energy (again, Utah?)?   I’ll just bet that the savings in power bills doesn’t offset the higher doctor bills resulting from breathing filthy air.  Talk to the parent of a child with asthma and see if they would have preferred to pay$10, 25, even 50-100 more on their energy bill rather than have their child deal with the lifelong effects of pollution-caused asthma.

JP Morgan, Citi and Bank of America top the list.  Anyone surprised by this?  Just another reason to go local with your money!

The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters | | AlterNet.

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