Please take action. Riverbend and Marshal coal-fired plants impact our CharMeck region!
|Protect North Carolina Families from Toxic Mercury|
Are toxic heavy metals in our water making us sick?
North Carolina’s rivers and lakes are impaired statewide because of unsafe levels of mercury. Mercury, a neurotoxin linked to developmental disabilities in children and a danger to pregnant mothers, accumulates in the fish that swim and eat in our waters.
The Asheville coal plant currently discharges more mercury directly into the water than almost any other source in the state.
Tell the North Carolina Environmental Management Commision (EMC) that you want to curb mercury pollution and protect children and the environment.
State officials at the EMC are right now determining how strictly to limit mercury pollution. Your voice is needed to demand strong safeguards against this toxic pollution.
Cleaning up mercury means safer fish to eat and fewer health impacts– good news for families and sportsmen alike. Strong limits would protect troubled hotspots like the French Broad River as well as rivers across the state.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,
Kelly Martin Beyond Coal Sierra Club
P.S. After you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and colleagues!