On October 10th, EPA hosted a virtual hearing on rollbacks of coal ash protections. We were among participants from across the nation to present oral comments letting EPA know we need greater, not weaker protections regarding coal ash management.
The EPA has proposed changes to federal rules governing coal ash management. These changes, if passed, would allow coal ash to be left exposed to the environment in huge waste piles and be used in unlimited amounts as fill in construction projects. The changes would eliminate requirements for monitoring and removing protections to prevent groundwater contamination. We think the industries that created this pollution and its community health problems should be held accountable and not be let off the hook for pollution of our water and our communities.
What do you think? Do you have a personal story to tell? Will you stand up for impacted communities and their right to clean water and healthy families?
If you are a member of a community impacted by toxic coal ash and/or care about such a community, you can submit comments to EPA too. Here’s how to take action.
Submit comments on EPA Phase 2 Coal Ash Rollbacks:
Or mail comments (postmark by Oct 15):
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA Docket Center, Office of Land and Emergency Management Docket
Mail Code 28221T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
Re: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2018-0524
P.O. Box 554 | 301 Allied Drive
Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007
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