Another Coal Ash Spill – in Lake Michigan. Stop Toxic Coal Ash.

How many more coal ash spills need to happen before Americans are properly protected from this toxic waste?

Just yesterday a retaining bluff collapsed at the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant in Wisconsin, sending toxic coal ash spewing into Lake Michigan. Coal ash, the waste product of coal-fired power plants, contains elevated levels of arsenic, mercury and lead — and now it’s spilled into the Great Lakes ecosystem! LOOK CLOSELY AT THE TOXIC COAL GOING INTO LAKE MICHIGAN!

Horrific Pics of a Massive Lake Michigan Coal Ash Spill

Horrific Pics of a Massive Lake Michigan Coal Ash Spill

This is especially infuriating because it’s happened before. When the coal ash disaster happened in 2008 in Tennesse, we saw that, without strong national protections, the job of protecting people from coal ash is left to state regulators who often lack the will and ability to do so — to devastating result.

Our communities need stronger protections from toxic coal ash. This disastrous lesson is being ignored by extreme members of Congress who look to put coal company profits above the health of our communities. Just two weeks ago, the coal industry successfully lobbied the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bill stripping the EPA of the authority to protect Americans from coal ash. The Senate must take this opportunity to do better.