Covid-19 Slump Is Closing Down Coal Plants

Covid-19 Slump Is Closing Down Coal Plants
(Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

JUST OUTSIDE THE gates of the Dickerson Generating Station, kayakers paddle through a concrete sluiceway that channels cooling water from the massive coal-burning power plant through a series of specially-designed obstacles to the Potomac River. Dickerson’s power lights up Washington, DC, and its suburbs. But beginning in August, these kayakers will have to find somewhere else to practice, while 63 plant workers will be looking for new jobs.

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