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

 

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Tell North Carolina Legislators to Strengthen the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014!
NC State Senators have put forth a bill aimed at remedying coal ash problems across the state, and while we applaud the attempt, it does not go nearly far enough to protect our communities and waterways.
This bill is moving quickly, so send your message NOW and call your elected officials and demand comprehensive action to clean up all coal ash dumpsites across the state.
Learn more about the bill and some of our biggest concerns with it here.
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Urge your local government to adopt a resolution demanding solutions for dangerous coal ash sites!

Local governments across the country have passed resolutions to move away from dangerous, polluting coal and toward clean energy sources. This template specifically addresses coal ash dump sites and can be edited to suit any site, state, utility or location.

 

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Tell NC Officials: No more coal ash spills!
Demand protections for North Carolina’s communities and waterways. Duke Energy’s Dan River is the site of the third largest coal ash spill in US history. Make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Send your message NOW demanding immediate action from NC’s Governor, legislature and Department of Environment and Natural Resources.



Tell EPA: Protect Our Waters and Communities with a Strong Coal Ash Rule
EPA has agreed to finalize their long-awaited coal ash rule by December 19, 2014.
Click here to tell them the rule needs to comprehensively regulate coal ash waste and contain sensible safeguards for communities and waterways.


Tell Congress: The public needs coal ash safeguards

In recent yers, we have seen Congress attempting to push through inadequate coal ash regulations.
In the wake of the Dan River disaster we need real leadership from Congress, not more of the same.
Send your letter now and let your representative know the public demands comprehensive legislation that appropriately addresses coal ash as toxic waste and preserves EPA’s authority to regulate it such waste. 
Get involved in local coal ash efforts
Enter your zip code in the “Table of Power Plants” tab on the homepage to find your local group, which will be listed at the top of the table after you search your zip code.

 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!