Coal is just as deadly to wildlife. Probably more so. It is also dangerous to people downstream. Just a few examples from the news:<quoted text>
It maybe old technology, but it's a new plant and they want to build more of them in other locations.
The $2.2 billion plant, which launched in February, is at Ivanpah Dry Lake near the California-Nevada border. The operator says it's the world's biggest plant to employ so-called power towers.
Five years ago, the town of Kingston, Tennessee, was overwhelmed by more than a billion tons of sludge spilled from a local coal fired power plant.
Tennessee Valley Authority ("TVA") Gallatin coal-fired power plant discharges heavy metals and other harmful waste byproducts of burning coal. The plantís polluted wastewaters are dumped into unlined ponds that allow pollution to continue to harm the environment. In addition to the toxic discharges, Gallatinís water cooling intake system routinely kills tens of thousands of fish and other aquatic life that become trapped in the structures every year.
Dec 24, 2008 Ė Near Knoxville, TN, a forty-acre pond containing toxic coal ash collapsed, spilling out millions tons of toxic coal ash into the Emory River, a tributary of the Tennessee River, which provides drinking water to millions of people downstream in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
Jun 9, 2014 - Hundreds of fish were killed by a chemical released into Kentucky's Clover Fork River by Cumberland Coal Company.
The list could go on and on and on.
And again REPEAT the newest, best solar technology like that used in the new array at Hazlehurst, GA, does not have this problem.