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!
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.