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EPA Hearing on Coal Ash

September 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm



September 20, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Embassy Suites
300 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA United States + Google Map

Tell Alabama utilities: Move Your Ash!

Alabama’s waterways are at a crossroads, and we need YOUR voice to tip the scales towards protection and restoration. After years of setbacks, we finally have a chance to make a real difference. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding public hearings on Alabama Power’s coal ash program, and we need you there to show your support for our beautiful rivers and lakes.

The EPA has proposed denying Alabama Power’s unsafe coal ash program, opening the door for public comments and your chance to make a difference. This is a landmark moment – the first proposed denial of a state coal ash permit program. It’s our chance to stand up for our waterways, our health, and our communities.

Join us on September 20th in Montgomery for the in-person public hearing (300 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104). You can also join the virtual public hearing on September 27th. Whether or not you can make it to either hearing, you can send written comments to the EPA supporting this proposed denial.

Click here  to take action and send a powerful message that Alabamians care about their water and demand stronger protections against coal ash pollution.

We need your voice. With enough public support, we can convince EPA regulators to finalize this proposal and ensure that Alabama’s people and rivers get the same protections as other people in the Southeast.

Can’t make it to the in person hearing? The EPA will also host a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 8 am to 5 pm. Click here to learn more. 



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