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Take Action: Stop Exposing Communities to Toxic Coal Ash
A new threat to strong coal ash protections, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (HR 2218), has been introduced in the House and will be voted on soon. This legislation sets up weak standards that protect polluter profits and fail to ensure protection of public health. This bill leaves at-risk communities living with coal ash pollution like arsenic, selenium, and lead, and it provides no assurances for protecting their health, water sources, or air quality.
Take Action: Will the U.S. Export-Import Bank Undermine Obama's Climate Plan?
Last month President Obama pledged to end public funding for overseas coal plants as part of his Climate Action Plan, but the U.S. Export-Import Bank may undermine his leadership when it votes on whether or not to support a dirty coal plant in Vietnam. The bank has a long history of financing massive fossil-fuel projects with our tax payer dollars -- will it now change course and live up to Obama's promise?