The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)

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Earlier this week, my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision.I'm " For the 300,000 people affected by the coal chemical spill from two weeks ago, I bet that's very reassuring. And it gets worse -- how about this article featuring a former WV coal miner, Joe Stanley, who says : "I watched the coal industry poison our water for years.

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

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We heard personal stories of families living in the shadow of coal plants who have been directly affected by toxic water pollution from power plants.   Believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our nation’s waterways, with almost no limits. Coal fired power plants are the number one source of toxic water pollution in the U.S., It’s time for coal plants to clean up their act once and for all.

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Will the next coal ash disaster be in your neighborhood?

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Guess what - you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it. Today, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice are releasing a new report called "Dangerous Waters: America's Coal Ash Crisis" that highlights some of the most unsafe coal ash sites in the nation. These are the realities and threats that millions of Americans face every day living near coal ash impoundments.

One Big Step Closer to Ending Mountaintop Removal - Compass

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« Coal Ash Dumps Threaten Our Health | Main. One of Appalachia's biggest coal companies is getting out of the mountaintop removal business. Patriot also plans to move forward with Huff Creek, a proposed metallurgical coal mountaintop removal site in West Virginia, but preserves the right of the groups to challenge that permit in the event that the EPA identifies water quality concerns with the permit. Coal-Director. Compass.

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