Deserted houses are seen near the coal-fired power station, owned by American Electric Power Company, in Cheshire, Ohio. | David Howells/Corbis

America's Top 10 Climate Change Polluters

The top 100 air polluters in America list recently was released by the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

Published On 06/25/2013
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Maurice Cato, an Appellation Cherokee from West Virginia, stands after praying to Mother Earth and Grandfather Sky in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images
The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, also known as Plant Vogtle, is a 2-unit nuclear power plant located in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia. | Nuclear Regulatory Comission, Wikimedia Commons
An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a Marine Corps F-18 Hornet over Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. | U.S. Navy, Wikimedia Commons
President Barack Obama meets with Warren Buffet in the Oval Office, July 14, 2010. | Pete Souza/White House/Corbis
Ameren Corporation's Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant under construction in the St. Francois mountain region of the Missouri Ozarks, approximately 90 miles (140 km) south of St. Louis. | KTrimble, Wikimedia Commons
Kosse Strip is an active mine located in Dallas, Texas. This mine is operated by Luminant Mining Company LLC and primarily produces coal (lignite). | Roy Luck, Wikimedia Commons
FirstEnergy's Little Blue Run reservoir near the Ohio River in Pennsylvania. | Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center
A boy plays with his kite in front of an electric tower in Caracas on Feb. 9, 2007. Venezuela at the time agreed to purchase 82-percent stake held by U.S.-based AES Corp. | Francesco Spotorno/Corbis
Wind turbines in southern Colorado. | Matt Lemmon, Wikimedia Commons