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Tell Congress to Support Communities, Not Coal Companies

Which side is your representative on?

Communities across the country face an increased risk of cancer when hazardous materials from toxic coal ash dumps seep into our drinking water. However, some members of Congress are pressuring the EPA to adopt weak standards, putting coal company profits before our health.

But Illinois Representative Mike Quigley is fighting back against Dirty Coal and asking members of the House to sign a letter calling for strong, federally enforceable standards to protect communities from toxic coal ash threats.

Call your U.S. representativeand tell him or her to protect communities by adding their name to Representative Quigley's letter.

You can find your legislator's complete information below.

Check out our talking points:
  1. Coal ash is toxic, but less strictly controlled than household garbage. I urge the representative to sign on to Representative Quigley's letter calling on the EPA to adopt enforceable federal safeguards to protect our communities.

  2. Americans across the country face an increased risk of cancer, learning disabilities, birth defects and other illnesses as heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury seep into our drinking water, rivers and streams from coal ash storage sites.

  3. If the disaster in Hungary and the 2008 Tennessee coal ash tragedy taught us anything, it's that we must act now before a catastrophe occurs. I urge you to stand up to industry pressure and support strong, federally enforceable safeguards under Subtitle C to protect communities from toxic coal ash.

  4. Will the representative stand up for our health and add their name to Representative Quigley's letter?
Log a call to your U.S. representative

Find your representative:

Call the U.S. Capital Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your representative's office. The switchboard is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

   


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