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39 GROUPS CALL ON OBAMA TO STOP MILLIONS OF TONS OF HAZARDOUS COAL MINE WASTE POLLUTION
Dec 22, 2008
Fearing even more pollution of precious water supplies with toxic chemicals under a pending Office of Surface Mining (OSM) rule proposal, 39 environmental and grassroots groups are urging President-Elect Barack Obama to protect Americans by imposing meaningful federal regulation of coal combustion waste (CCW). Coal-fired power plants produce approximately 129 million tons of waste per year, making CCW the second largest industrial waste source in the US.
- For the full Press Release, please click here.
- For the letter to President Elect Obama, please click here.