10 Aug '18, 4pm

What’s in Your Water? Trump’s New Coal Ash Regulation Rollback Threatens Families https://t.co/BuMziZe6ms

As I travel this week to visit family in Tennessee for one last summer trip before the school year starts, I can’t put some work-related issues out of my head. I’m thinking of the massive coal ash spill near Harriman, Tennessee in 2008, when more than one billion gallons of toxic coal ash swamped the 300 acres of land and the Emory and Clinch rivers after an ash dam at TVA’s Kingston coal plant failed. This year is the tenth anniversary of that disaster in my home state. Although Obama-era coal ash standards were a good first step toward helping to avoid future catastrophic spills, that hope was short-lived. A few days ago, the Trump administration and acting Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler finalized their first new regulation to start rolling back the standards protecting our families and waterways from toxic coal ash. Coal ash is the toxic waste left ...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2018/08/what-s-your-wa...

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