Debating coal's future

BY SARA PEACH

The residents of Meigs County, Ohio, live beneath the towering smokestacks of four coal-fired power plants. Elisa Young worries about the health effects of the plants, but others in her community are eager for the jobs a new plant could bring.

(Editor's note: On Nov. 25, 2009, American Municipal Power announced it was canceling the proposed new coal plant.)