Cleaning Up Coal Ash and Power Plant Pollution

Clean Water Action is fighting to protect communities from toxic power plant water pollution. For decades the power plant industry enjoyed a free pass to dump unlimited amounts of dangerous chemicals directly into our surface water, including sources of water used for drinking. As long overdue new national protections go into effect, we will be fighting back against the power plant industry’s push to weaken them.

Putting Drinking Water First #1

Put Drinking Water First: Time to Curb Power Plants' Toxic Pollution

Clean Water Action’s analysis of supporting documents for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category confirms that power plant discharges to surface water often include contaminants that experts consider to be “contaminants of concern” when found in drinking water. 

Latest Trump Rollback Puts Our Nation’s Drinking Water at Greater Risk

"It’s unconscionable for EPA to give coal plants a free pass to continue to contaminate drinking water sources and poison the rivers and lakes where people fish to put food on their table."

 

Eckert Power Plant, Lansing

Trump’s Toxic Water Plan for Power Plants is Riddled with Polluter Loopholes

Proposed Rule Would Allow Coal Utilities to Continue to Use Old, Ineffective Pollution Treatment

Stopping EPA's Reckless Giveaway to Coal Plants

EPA’s callous disregard for the health and wellbeing of people is stunning -- this power plant wastewater has not only contaminated drinking water sources, but also the lakes and rivers where people fish to put food on the table.