This is the blog for the Delta (Louisiana) Chapter of the Sierra Club. This blog is a forum for discussion of the environment, and issues affecting it, in the State of Louisiana and surrounding areas.
For our Families, for our future.
Do you think toxic waste from coal fired power plants should be treated just like household trash?
Neither do we.
Believe it or not, coal ash is not currently considered hazardous, even though it is laden with mercury and other heavy metals that contaminates our air and water supplies. But finally, after decades of waiting, the U.S. EPA is proposing to regulate coal ash as a toxic substance.
We want to make sure the EPA adopts these historic regulations. This is a crucial step to moving the US to a clean energy future.
We need your voice. Your personal comments will go a long way to help protect public health, the environment of your community, and usher in a clean energy economy.
The closest hearing to us in is in Dallas, so the Sierra Club will provide buses and accommodations - all you need to do is come along for the ride. It doesn't matter where you are located in the state - we'll figure out a way to get you there!
**All travel expenses will be covered by the Sierra Club**
We will leave Louisiana on Tuesday, September 7th and return the morning of Thursday, September 9th. There will be coordinated pick-up locations along I-10 and I-49.
If you're interested in coming along for the ride, or would like more information on how to make a comment, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.861.4837. If you can't make the trip but would still like to send comments to the EPA, contact us and we can send you an email or postcards to do so.