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Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives

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February 2, 2016 | Fact Sheet

S.2446: Hoeven/Manchin Senate Bill Threatens Safety

The new Hoeven/Manchin coal ash bill removes, delays and weakens the public health and safety protections in EPA’s new coal ash rule completed in December 2014. Almost identical to the McKinley coal ash bill, S.2446 is said to “improve” the EPA rule—but that’s only if you are a utility who wants to delay cleanup of toxic ash, escape the new federal protective standards for drinking water.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Feds Seek Informants on Duke's Spreading Coal Ash Threats

Duke Energy, responsible for a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina last year, is finally opening up about pollution and structural problems at its other ash ponds nationwide, but the truth may need some more coaxing.

September 3, 2015 | Blog Post

Coal Ash’s Unhealthy Glow

A new study reveals dangerous radioactivity in coal ash, the toxic waste generated by burning coal for electricity.

July 23, 2015 | Video

Clean Up Coal Ash

Coal ash is the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned. Dumped into unlined ponds or mines, the toxins from coal ash readily leach into drinking water supplies.

July 20, 2015 | Blog Post

Dumping Toxic Coal Ash Threatens the Great Lakes

Irresponsible and unregulated coal ash dumping is robbing current and future generations of their main source of fresh water and their ability to enjoy the outdoors, while also causing devastating health effects.