Tell the EPA to Protect Our Water and Air: DON’T Gut Coal Ash Safety Standards

President Trump's EPA is recklessly proposing to weaken safety standards for toxic coal ash waste piles and the reuse of coal ash in construction projects. These rollbacks pose a serious threat to clean water and, once again, show Trump pushing to benefit polluters at the expense of the environment and public health.

Coal ash, a waste product of burning coal in power plants, contains deadly toxins, including carcinogens like arsenic and chromium, and neurotoxins such as lead and lithium. The toxic materials in these massive coal ash waste piles can blow away in the wind or leak into groundwater and surrounding waterways.

The EPA itself found that toxic coal ash that is reused in construction or landscaping projects has severely contaminated drinking water, soil, lakes, streams, and air at sites across the country.

Coal ash safety standards put in place in 2015 are necessary to keep our communities safe, and the EPA's proposed rollbacks are shortsighted, polluter-friendly, and dangerous to American's health and safety.

Submit a comment to the EPA demanding they abandon these changes immediately before the public comment periods ends on Oct. 15.

President Trump's EPA is recklessly attempting to weaken safety standards for toxic coal ash waste piles and the reuse of ash in construction projects — which can often leak into groundwater. These rollbacks will benefit polluters while putting the environment and public health at risk. Submit a comment before the Oct 15 deadline OPPOSING this proposed rollback.

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

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Don't weaken coal ash safety standards

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