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Coal ash is highly toxic, and it's being dumped by the millions of tons in West Virginia and throughout the nation with virtually no safeguards for our water, our health, and our communities. Now the McKinley amendment in the transportation bill would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from setting standards to protect our health - EVER! The U. S. Senate will next consider the transportation bill, very soon.

Let Senators Rockefeller and Manchin know that you expect them to act for the safety of all Americans by getting the McKinley coal ash amendment out of the transportation bill.

Coal ash is highly toxic, and it’s being dumped by the millions of tons in West Virginia and throughout the nation with virtually no safeguards for our water, our health, and our communities. Now the McKinley amendment in the transportation bill would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from setting standards to protect our health - EVER! The U. S. Senate will next consider the transportation bill, very soon.

 

Let Senators Rockefeller and Manchin know that you expect them to act for the safety of all Americans by getting the McKinley coal ash amendment out of the transportation bill.

Recipients

  • US Senator Joe Manchin III

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Message

We need basic protections from toxic coal ash.

Dear [Decision Maker],

Toxic coal ash is piling up all over West Virginia and throughout the nation. In Preston County it pours arsenic into the Cheat River. In Monongalia County it's dumped by the millions of tons right into the water table in old strip mines. In the Northern Panhandle the Little Blue ash dump contaminates the water and has residents living in fear that the impoundment may fail with tragic results. And there are dozens of other coal ash dumps around West Virginia and the nation.

But coal ash is basically unregulated. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed sensible protections for our health. But Congressman McKinley wants to exempt toxic ash from EPA's proposed safeguards.


Sincerely,
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