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NO COAL EXPORTS: Tell the Corps of Engineers to Analyze all Impacts of the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal

Waterkeeper Alliance: Join the movement to protect the environment and our communities from the devastating impacts of coal mining, transport and export. Sign this petition to tell the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), State of Washington and Whatcom County to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes all the "cumulative impacts" of export terminals on communities where the coal will be mined, transported, shipped and burned. Signing this petition sends an email directly to the State of Washington...

Coal Plant Scrubbers Increase Water Contamination in Local Waterways

Waterkeeper Alliance: On Sunday, Oct. 14, 70 people gathered on Lake Julian in front of the Asheville coal-fired power plant to protest increased levels of water pollution from the scrubbers at the facility and launch a multi-year campaign to move Asheville Beyond Coal. Photo by Jeff Rich North Carolina has become the poster child for toxic wastewater pollution from coal fired power plants. In the last 30 days, a staggering array of new information released by environmental groups and a massive Duke University study...

Waterkeepers Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Coal Ash from Contaminating Groundwater

Waterkeeper Alliance: Conservation groups today asked the N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to require Progress Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Carolinas to clean up groundwater contaminated by old, unlined coal ash lagoons at 14 coal-fired power plants that have been leaking toxic substances for decades. Coal ash is the toxic waste that remains after coal is burned. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the complaint with the EMC on behalf of the Cape Fear River Watch, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance...