Tell EPA: Don’t roll back the federal coal ash rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing and taking comments by email on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the Federal Coal Combustion Residual Rule. The rule was established in 2015 to protect human health and our environment from coal ash pollution and catastrophic disasters like the Kingston, Tenn., and Dan River, N.C., spills.

Help coal ash communities across Appalachia and the country by sending in your comments today!

Hundreds of coal power plants burn close to a billion tons of coal every year, and the toxic byproduct—coal ash—that ends up in our air and water supply has been linked to cancer, heart disease, stroke and brain damage.

This proposed rollback would eliminate important federal groundwater standards and monitoring requirements, as well as requirements for leaking coal-ash impoundments to be cleaned up or closed. The rollback would also hand power over to political appointees to make decisions on coal ash management that should be made by experts.

The Trump administration’s proposal puts the interests of companies and polluters ahead of the health of the public and the environment.

Comments must be received on or before April 30, 2018. Send in yours today!

The public hearings will begin at 9 a.m. on April 24, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 300 S Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The public hearing will consist of three sessions:

  • A morning session starting at 9 a.m. and ending at noon.
  • An early afternoon session starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.
  • A late afternoon session beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.

Interested in attending? Sign up through the EPA pre-registration Eventbrite link.

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