Protect the Clinch River from toxic coal ash

The Clinch River in Southwest Virginia is an aquatic gem that is home to 50 different species of freshwater mussels, more than any other river in the world. The Clinch is the next of Virginia's rivers to be at risk to toxic coal ash wastewater. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and State Water Control Board are considering a permit from Appalachian Power Company to discharge coal ash wastewater into the Clinch.

The deadline for public comment on this permit is Thursday, May 19. Help us make sure the Clinch is protected from toxic pollution and send your comment to DEQ today.