For too long, the coal industry has polluted our precious Great Lakes and waterways. As stewards of 1/5 of the world’s fresh water, we can’t afford to allow coal plants to continue toxic chemical dumping.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed long-overdue power plant pollution standards to limit the amount of toxic metals and other chemicals that can be dumped in our water. Unfortunately the coal industry is already trying to block them.
The Clean Energy Now campaign formed in response to the "Coal Rush of 2008," during which eight proposals for new coal-fired power plants were put forward. We have been successful to this point in preventing new construction, but we need to remain vigilant and keep the pressure high on our elected leaders.