Time to Act! 28 millions Tons of Coal Ash Has Got to GO!

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We really need your help. Starting the week of January 29, the Virginia Senate will begin consideration, in various committees, of five bills introduced by Senator Scott Surovell, all dealing with coal ash and its remediation. Fill in the info on the right to send an email to state Senators right now =>

Passage of these bills is absolutely critical to ensure that the pollution and public health threat posed by Dominion’s coal ash ponds are addressed. I can’t express how important it is to TAKE ACTION NOW! Without your help, these bills may never get out of their respective committees and we, future generations of Virginians, and our precious rivers will suffer the consequences.

You’ll see below the two committees which are meeting and all the contact information for the members. I’ve also identified three or four of the members whom we most need to contact. Their votes in favor of these bills are so very important, and I believe that if we get to them, in enough numbers and with enough enthusiasm, we can persuade them to join us! You can send one email to each of them right now by filling out the information on the right ==>

Also, here’s an extremely helpful summary describing all the bill, from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. It also gives you good points you can use in your phone calls or emails.  And this summary is what PRKN has prepared to inform you about why we think coal ash recycling is the best path forward and how we rebut Dominion’s assessment of cap-in-place. See everything we have to say about coal ash on our website.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation & Natural Resources (ACNR) Committee Bills 708, 765, 766 and 767 will be heard Thursday so reaching these folks is most time sensitive. The three most important are Senators Dance, Hanger, and Stuart.

Senate Commerce and Labor Will be hearing bills 768 and 807. The four most critical are Senators Cosgrove, Stuart, Sturtevant, and Wagner.

Richard

Stuart

district28@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7528

ACNR & Commerce

Emmett

Hanger

district24@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7524

ACNR

Frank

Ruff

district15@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7515

ACNR

Mark

Obenshain

district26@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7526

ACNR & Commerce

Chapman

Peterson

district34@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7534

ACNR

David

Marsden

district37@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7537

ACNR

William

Stanley

district20@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7520

ACNR & Commerce

Richard

Black

district13@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7513

ACNR & Commerce

Adam

Ebbin

district30@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7530

ACNR

Lynwood

Lewis

district06@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7506

ACNR

Ben

Chafin

district38@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7538

ACNR & Commerce

Rosalyn

Dance

district16@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7516

ACNR & Commerce

David

Suetterlein

district19@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7519

ACNR

Jennifer

McClellan

district09@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7509

ACNR

Frank

Wagner

district07@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7507

Commerce

Lucas

Louise

district18@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7514

Commerce

Richard

Saslaw

district35@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7535

Commerce

Ryan

McDougle

district04@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7504

Commerce

Thomas

Norment

district03@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7503

Commerce

John

Cosgrove

district14@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7514

Commerce

Stephen

Newman

district23@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7523

Commerce

Glen

Sturtevant

district10@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7510

Commerce

Lionell

Spruill

district05@senate.virginia.gov

(804) 698-7505

Commerce

Let’s kick some ash! (out of our water!)  Forward this to 5 friends who care about the environment, public health and our rivers.

Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper

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