New Report Shows 16 Coal-fired Power Plants in Michigan Discharge Toxic Pollution Highlighting Critical Need for Strong Federal Standards
July 23, 2013
For the past thirty years, power plants have gotten special treatment that allows them to dump billions of pounds of toxic chemicals into our nation’s waters. And that special treatment has come at a huge cost to our nation’s waters and to our health.
It’s long past time for action and there is no excuse for this pollution to continue. Treatment exists, it’s affordable, and the rest of us can’t afford to pay the price for this continued pollution.
Dear Member of Congress:
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups, highlights the critical need to clean up power plant water pollution. The report, “Closing the Floodgates: How the Coal Industry Is Poisoning Our Water and How We Can Stop It,” found that:
Clean Water Action Congratulates Gina McCarthy
Washington, DC – Today a bi-partisan majority in the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, ending a four-and-a-half-month delay on the nomination. Now that EPA has a permanent Administrator, it’s time for the Agency to "get to work" protecting our water, combating climate change, and safeguarding our communities.