Coal Ash

Mining (Photo: Unsplash)

Coal ash contains cancer-causing chemicals. Why make its storage LESS safe? The Risk to Our Communities Coal ash is pretty nasty.It’s the waste that’s left behind when coal is burned — often at aging coal-fired power plants. It contains arsenic, lead, mercury and other heavy metals. These substances can seep into local groundwater, increasing community cancer risks and poisoning people, plants, and […]

I was honored to stand with West Virginians as they took 50,000 petition signatures for clean water, including 20,000 from Environmental Action members to the Office of Surface mining this week. It was an amazing moment that brought home just how important it is never to forget the people impacted by environmental disasters. Johanna De Graffenreid, our partner in raising $2500 for […]