Take Action Now to Protect Our Waters and Communities Against Toxic Coal Ash!

 

Help Protect Our Water from Toxic Power Plant Pollution!

Coal plants are the number one source of toxic water pollution in the U.S., however 4 out of 5 U.S. coal plants have no limits on the amount of toxics (or effluents) they are allowed to dump into our water. The good news is that EPA proposed new standards under the Clean Water Act can limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Email President Obama today and ask him to make sure EPA finalizes the strongest pollution limits to protect our rivers, lakes, and streams from toxic power plant pollution!
Tell Congress not to undermine EPA’s coal ash rule!

In recent years, we have seen Congress attempting to push through inadequate coal ash regulations. Now, some members of Congress are moving a bill (HR 1734) that would undermine EPA’s new coal ash rule. Send a letter to your members of Congress today! HR 1734 threatens our health, our safety and the environment while relieving owners of coal-fired power plants of their responsibility to safely dispose of toxic coal ash. 

Contacting your federal or state elected officials directly is a great way to let them know your concerns about coal ash. Check out this factsheet with tips on communicating with your elected officials.

If you’ve done all of the above and are wanting more information, or more ways to get involved, you can always check out the initiatives that our partner organizations are doing.
You can find two examples below.

  • Earthjustice has launched a website dedicated to cataloguing the stories of real people harmed by ash. Check out their site and see if you or someone in your community could be featured here!
  • The Environmental Integrity Project is collecting extensive data on coal ash contamination nationwide. Connect with them to see how you can help!