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July 16, 2013

Video: EPA, please adopt stronger coal plant water pollution standards!

EPA, please adopt strong water pollution standards from coal-fired power plants from Kristen E on Vimeo.

 

The EPA is considering adopting new standards for water pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. Pollution from these plants contributes millions of tons of toxic chemicals into our waterways. Those toxic chemicals include lead, arsenic, mercury and more. In order for the EPA to make a difference, they must adopt the strictest standards against pollution.

This group of experts, activists and Sierra Club members want to see a difference in their communities. That is why they came to Washington, D.C. July 9, 2013: to testify before the EPA in the Steam Electric Public hearing. They all came to say that they and their families deserve clean water, and that they would like the EPA to stop allowing pollutants from coal fired power plants to flow into the waters near where they fish, swim and live.

 

 

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Activists wait outside of the EPA building to testify inside the hearing. Photo credit: Kristen Elmore

 

 

--Kristen Elmore, Sierra Club Media Team

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