Locals Take Stand on Water Pollution from Coal, Ash Sites
Concerned neighbors and advocacy groups are taking a stand on water pollution stemming from local coal ash sites.
Using Lansing's Board of Water and Light site on the corner of Muskegon and Comfort street as a backdrop, they are trying to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to put in place better regulations.
"We want to make sure that coal ash is stored in areas that have liners, that collects that seepage, that ground water pollution. As well as give the EPA power to enforce," said Susan Harley, a Michigan Policy Director for Clean Water Action.
"I would like to see Congress pass the legislation that will impose stiffer regulation of coal ash disposal," said Judy MacDonald, a concerned neighbor.
While referencing that the Board of Water and Light has taken steps to make it more environmental friendly.