New Studies Illustrate Pollution Threats to Las Vegas, Reno Residents

Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas power much of America’s and Nevada’s economy. Some of the energy in Nevada is generated by renewable means as well, including the gigantic turbines at Hoover Dam, geothermal installations across the Northern areas of the Silver State. The mountains of the Sierras are increasingly providing more and more wind power to Nevada and small solar installations are powering homes across the state while Southern Nevada is seeing more and more construction of large scale solar farms, feeding even more electricity to the power grid.

The majority of electricity generated across the country and in Nevada is generated by the burning of coal. Coal, while very inexpensive to burn per kilowatt hour, spews a broad range of toxins into the atmosphere. Those toxins have repeatedly been found to cause significant respiratory problems for those who live near power plants. Recent findings by universities and the EPA in Boston, Providence, and Chicago have found that the toxins associated with burning fossil fuels also can increase the incidence of stroke and memory loss. Valley communities like Las Vegas, Clark County, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are especially vulnerable to the dangerous air conditions due to pollution. If you have suffered serious health effects in Las Vegas due to polluting fossil fuels, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.

Benson and Bingham are one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the State of Nevada. Our attorneys work to develop trusting and communicative relationships with our clients, so we are best able to represent them. These trusting relationships enable our attorneys to zealously represent our clients through negotiations and in court. While we cannot promise a successful outcome to your case, our attorneys have had significant recent success – in 2010 and 2011 we secured over $24,000,000 in injury awards for our clients. Contact Benson and Bingham for a free personal injury consultation today.

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