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Beyond Coal home

Coal is our country’s dirtiest energy source, from mining to burning to disposing of coal waste. Our campaign is uniting grassroots activists across the country, to move America Beyond Coal.
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Burning: Carbon Pollution and Climate Disruption

It's time to act now to stop carbon pollution. Carbon pollution is the main contributor to climate disruption, making extreme extreme weather worse -- including more severe floods, widespread wildfires and record drought.

Disposal: Coal Ash Waste

Every year, the nation’s coal plants produce 140 million tons of coal ash pollution, the toxic by-product that is left over after the coal is burned. All that ash has to go somewhere, and it contains high levels of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and selenium.

Coal & Water

Coal-fired power plants are one of America's biggest water polluters. In fact, power plants dump more toxins into our rivers and streams than any other industry in the United States, including the chemical, plastic, and paint-manufacturing industries.

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If we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions now, we’ll soon be past the point of no return to save the planet. That’s the conclusion of the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But how does Tata Mundra, a massive... Read More on Compass
We all make choices, and some turn out better than others do. But the choices we end up regretting the most, are usually the ones we made against our better judgment. Both individually and collectively, we humans seem uniquely capable of acting as... Read More on Coming Clean