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Big Picture: Help Obama Build Our Clean Energy Future

You are the critical piece of the Big Picture. We need volunteers like you to lead the campaign and build the grassroots base President Obama needs to make real change. Are you willing to organize or attend a Big Picture event? Spread the word about the Big Picture issues? You’ll find all the resources you need right here.

Coal Ash

Right now communities across the country are exposed to heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury when hazardous materials from coal ash disposal sites seep into our drinking water. The result -- increased risk of cancer, learning disabilities, birth defects and other illnesses. The EPA is holding a public comment period on new, federally enforceable standards to protect Americans, but the coal industry is fighting back, trying to put their profits before our health.

Collecting Public Comments
You can help give the EPA the support it needs to stand up to King Coal by collecting postcards with public comments in support of a strong rule that will protect communities from toxic coal ash.

Postcard for comment collection (pdf)
How to collect comments guide (pdf)

Want to know more about the proposed coal ash rule? Check out these documents.

Rule summary (pdf)
Coal ash myths factsheet (pdf)
General coal ash talking points (pdf)
EPA options talkign points (pdf)
Coalition letter to President Obama (pdf)
Coal ash slideshow
State based factsheets

We need your help to get the word out to decision makers and the public about the need for a strong rule that will protect at-risk communities from coal ash.

Sample letters to the editor (pdf)
Sample Op-Eds for your local paper (pdf)
Sample letter to the governor (pdf)

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