Sierra Club wants to

Keep coal waste out of our waters

There are no federal safeguards to protect our communities from toxic coal ash pollution full of mercury and arsenic.

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    Environmental Protection Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild…Read More

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All too often, governors and state agencies can't or won't protect our communities from toxic coal waste. That's why it's so important that…Read More

Right answer on coal ash spill not hard, gov

Last week, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory zig-zagged his way close to the right stand on Duke Energy’s massive spill that dumped 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River north of Greensboro. But he still missed the mark. Last Monday at N.C. A&T University, he said Duke Energy should respond to the spill by “moving ash ponds so they don’t cause…Read More
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This New York Times articles shows why we need tough, enforceable, national safeguards against toxic waste like coal ash.

Ash Spill Shows How Watchdog Was Defanged

Trip Gabriel
RALEIGH, N.C. — Last June, state employees in charge of stopping water pollution were given updated marching orders on behalf of North Carolina’s new Republican governor and conservative lawmakers. “The General Assembly doesn’t like you,” an official in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources told supervisors called to a drab meeting…Read More
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