No community should have to worry about arsenic, lead, hexavalent chromium or other toxic metals poisoning their drinking water because of reckless coal ash dumping. Yet polluters and their friends in Congress want to make it harder for communities to protect themselves from harmful coal ash pollution. Don't let this happen - act now!
There’s a very good reason the cover of our latest Annual Report (2014)
features what we like to think of as a “happy picture.” You’ll
understand what I’m talking about when you check out the Big Win for Our Water article.
It’s nice to know that we’re making progress and that there’s good news
to report from time to time -- despite having our hands full with a
Congress whose leaders seem determined to undermine our most fundamental
environmental and health protections.
Yes, 2014 brought good news for our water, and, so far, 2015 is
continuing that momentum. The Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule,
finalized this spring, will go a long way to close Clean Water Act
loopholes, restoring protections for small streams, wetlands and
Make sure President Obama knows that you want him to put drinking water first by ending the power plant industry’s unlimited permit to pollute our rivers, lakes, and bays with toxic wastewater. . Many coal plants discharge their wastewater in rivers, streams and lakes directly upstream of drinking water intakes and some of these vital drinking water sources have been contaminated with arsenic, lead, mercury and other nasty chemicals. In September 2015, EPA will finalize the first ever national water pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals, nutrients and other harmful pollutants that are dumped into our water.