Tag: coal ash
“Who pays? The damaged environment? The communities that are blighted by unreclaimed mine sites?”
I find it appalling that coal companies are attempting to kneecap critical programs that help former coal regions and sick miners during this #COVID19 crisis.
"Instead of having a single strong national set of public health protections for this polluting industry, we are going to be left with federal regulations that are riddled with loopholes."
“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”
According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.
The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.
State Epidemiologist Megan Davies has resigned her position because of the corruption of Governor Pat McCrory's administration.