I used to build nuke and coal fired power plants, and I fully trust the technology used. And I like watching TV sometimes; Power is handy to have.
I live on a lake that has 2 coal fired powered plants on it's shore, both within eyesight of my house. Actually just a short stroll to either on the same road. I never see anything coming from the stacks of either. The air is so clean here, that I can't get a flickable booger unless I work in the shop.
I see Bald Eagles all the time. Remember when they were rare? I do. Sometimes even see them catching fish. There are at least two nests on the tops of the high tension poles that run on the road from the plants. The power company put platforms on the tops for them. Good neighbors.
Alligator sightings happen everyday. Remember when they were rare? Maybe some saw the news reports of the 12' gator that tried to eat a crack head a while back? That gator nested on my shore. Shame that they killed him. Have to train another.
The people that are jumping up and down and screaming about the environment have no reference of where we brought it back from. Acid rain was a real problem. Air pollution was a big problem, and still is a problem. It's better than it was in the 70's.
Address the real problems, and stop with the hysterics. CO2 makes up about 4% of greenhouse gases, yet the fanatics would have you believe that it's the most prevalent. Why? Because if they told the masses that water vapor made up 95% of the GH gases even the cattle would question what could be done to steer a change. Can't let facts and hard science get in the way of hysterics. This is all just a repeat of the ice age and ozone hole scares they tried to use before to attack autos and industry.
There is no more true environmentalist than me. Over my years I've contributed much to conservation of habitat in the way of hunting license fees. I actually use nature and would ride a bicycle if I thought I was hurting it by driving an SUV. Hell, I like killing and eating defenseless animals, why would I want to harm them?