A dam breach in 2008 spewed over a billon gallons of coal ash into the Emory River, devastating the community of Harriman, Tenn.
Coal ash, a waste product from coal-fired power plants, is filled with toxic heavy metals like arsenic, chromium and selenium.
However, federal safeguards have yet to be developed to prevent another large scale disaster from occurring or the more subtle and ongoing pollution of our rivers, lakes and aquifers from leaking coal ash ponds.
Senate Bill 3512 would stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from ever releasing science-based guidelines on coal ash disposal and would create a state-run program so ridden with loopholes that the initiative would not bring any meaningful change.
Thankfully, people like you are willing to speak up.
Please email your senators today
Please email your senators todayand ask them to oppose Senate Bill 3512, which would allow utilities to continue dispose and store coal ash in ways that have the potential to put our public health and safety at risk — again.