Via e-mail from our friends at the North Carolina Conservation Network:
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NC is home to more high hazard coal ash ponds than any other state. The coal industry and its friends in Congress are relentless in their efforts to stop the creation of strong federal protections on coal ash. Tell U.S. Congress to oppose any effort to stop federal regulation of coal ash.
Just to give you an idea of how persistant this problem is, we asked you to sign a petition for this two years ago. And chances are, many of our coal ash ponds are in even worse shape now, especially with some of the storms we've had recently. Let the EPA do the job for which it was created.