Massachusetts’ Dirtiest Power Plants

The outsized impact power production has on our planet


Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency, a case that will determine the EPA’s authority to regulate climate pollution, MASSPIRG is releasing a new factsheet ranking Massachusetts’ dirtiest power plants. Though increased renewable energy generation has led to decreased emissions from the power sector, more than 3,400 fossil-fuel power plants are still contaminating American skies and contributing to climate change. 

The dirtiest power plants have an outsized impact: In 2020, the 10 most climate-polluting plants in Massachusetts were responsible for 75.8% of global warming emissions from the power sector despite only generating 69% of total electricity.

Check out the fact sheet below: