Data associated with "Health and environmental justice implications of retiring two coal‐fired power plants in the southern Front Range region of Colorado"
Despite improvements in air quality over the past 50 years, ambient air pollution remains an important public health issue in the United States. In particular, emissions from coal-fired power plants still have a substantial impact on both nearby and regional populations. Of particular concern is the potential for this impact to fall disproportionately on low-income communities and communities of color. We conducted a quantitative health impact assessment to estimate the health benefits of the proposed decommissioning of coal-fired boilers at two electricity generating stations in the Southern ...
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Martenies, Sheena; Akherati, Ali; Jathar, Shantanu; Magzamen, Sheryl
Martenies, S. E., Akherati, A., Jathar, S.,& Magzamen, S. (2019). Health and environmental justice implications of retiring two coal‐fired power plants in the southern Front Range region of Colorado. GeoHealth, 3. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GH000206
Colorado Public Utilities Commission. (2018). Decision No. C18-0761: Phase II decision approving retirement of Comanche Units 1 and 2; approving resource selection in Colorado Energy Plan Portfolio; setting requirements for applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity; and setting requirements for the next electric resource plan filing. Retrieved from https://www.xcelenergy.com/staticfiles/xe-responsive/Company/Rates%20&%20Regulations/Resource%20Plans/16A-0396E-Phase-II-Decision.pdf