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LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposal to Combat Coal Ash Pollution 

May 17, 2023

Washington D.C. – In response to the EPA’s proposed rule to combat coal ash pollution, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote: 

“We are glad to see the EPA take this critical step towards addressing millions of tons of toxic coal ash waste sitting in unregulated dump sites across the country. This proposal would help ensure that the fossil fuel industry can’t keep using loopholes to escape cleanup responsibility while raking in record profits at the expense of our public health. Communities living on the frontlines of these sites have been overburdened by toxic industrial waste leaking into their groundwater and polluting their environment for far too long. We urge the EPA to quickly finalize the strongest possible safeguards for the health of our families and communities.”