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  • 1Sky * Advocates for Environmental Human Rights * Alabama Environmental Council Alabama First * Alabama Rivers Alliance * Alaska Community Action on Toxics * Altamaha Riverkeeper * American Bottom Conservancy * American Rivers * Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest * Appalachian Center For the Economy and the Environment * Appalachian Voices * Arkansas Public Policy Center * Assateague Coastal Trust * B.E. Cause Group * Black Warrior Riverkeeper * Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program * Bristlecone Alliance * Cahaba Riverkeeper * Carbon Action Alliance * Carrie Dickerson Foundation * Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc. * Center for Biological Diversity * Center for Coalfield Justice * Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies * Center for Energy Matters * Center for Healthy Environments and Communities * Chattooga Conservancy * ChesapeakeClimate Action Network * Citizens Against Longwall Mining * Citizens Against Ruining the Environment * Citizens Environmental Coalition * Citizens for Clean Power *Citizens for Dixies Future * Citizen Power * Citizen Advocates United to Safeguard theEnvironment, Inc. * Citizens Coal Council * Civil Society Institute * Clean Air Carolina * Clean Air Council * Clean Air Task Force * Clean Air Watch * Clean Power Now * Clean Water Action * Clean Water for North Carolina * Clean Wisconsin * Coal River Mountain Watch * Coastal Conservation League * Coastal Women for Change *Concerned Citizens of Giles County * Congaree Riverkeeper * Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice * Conservation Law Foundation * Cook Inletkeeper * Corsica River Conservancy * Conservation Minnesota * CREDO Mobile * CROP PLUS *Dakota Resource Council * Cumberland Countians for Peace and Justice * Dakota Rural Action * Defenders of Wildlife * Defend Our Desert * Delaware Audubon * DelawareRiverkeeper Network * Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment * Dooda Desert Rock * Earthjustice * Earth Ministry of Washington Interfaith Power and Light * Ecology Center * Electric Auto Association of Northern Nevada * Environmental andNatural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School * Environmental Defense Fund * Environmental Integrity Project * Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University * Environment America * Environment Maryland * EnvironmentNew Jersey * Environment Washington * Faith in Place and the Illinois Interfaith Power and Light* Fall-line Alliance for a Clean Environment * Farmworker Association of Florida * Fort Independence Environmental Programs Office * Foundation forPennsylvania Watersheds * Fresh Energy * Friends of Big Canoe Creek * Friends of theEarth * Friends of Hurricane Creek * Friends of the Kaw, Inc. * Friends of Merrymeeting Bay * Georgia Interfaith Power and Light * Georgia River Network * GIFT - Interfaith Action for Climate Change *Glynn Environmental Coalition * Grand Canyon Trust * Grand Riverkeeper * Great Lakes Environmental Law Center * Great Old Broads for Wilderness * Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy * Green Alliance * GreenLaw * Greenpeace * Ground Truth Trekking * Group Against Smog and Pollution * Gulf Restoration Network * Healthy Child Healthy World * HealthLink * Hoosier Environmental Council * Idaho Conservation League * Idaho Rivers United * Illinois Environmental Council * Interfaith Power and Light * Intertribal Council on Utility Policy * Iowa Environmental Council * Izaak Walton League of America * Justice and Peace Network * Kentuckians For The Commonwealth * Kentucky Environmental Foundation * Kentucky Resources Council, Inc. * Kickemuit River Council * Labadie Environmental Organization * League of Conservation Voters * Legal Environmental Aid Foundation of Indiana, Inc. * Local Environmental Action Demanded * Louisiana Bucket Brigade * Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper * Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. *
  • MEA Ratepayers Alliance * Meigs Citizens Action Now! * Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. * Michigan Energy Alternatives Project * Michigan Land Use Institute * MidlandCares * Milwaukee Riverkeeper * Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy * Missouri Coalition for the Environment * Montana Environmental Information Center * Mon Valley Clean Air Coalition * Mountain Voices Alliance * Mountain Watershed Association, Inc * National Parks Conservation Association * National Wildlife Federation * Native Forest Council * Natural Resources Defense Council * Nebraska Wildlife Federation * North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light * Neighbors for Neighbors * Neponset River Watershed Association * Nevada Conservation League and Education Fund * New Energy Economy * New Hampshire Green Coalition * New Jersey Environmental Federation * New Jersey Clean Water Action * New Mexico Environmental Law Center * New Mexico Interfaith Power andLight * New York Public Interest Research Group * Northern Plains Resource Council * North Sound Baykeeper RE Sources for Sustainable Communities * Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance * Northwest Environmental Defense Center * New York-New Jersey Baykeeper * Ohio Citizen Action * Ohio Environmental Council * Ohio River Foundation * Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition * Oklahoma Chapter Sierra Club *OMB Watch * One Horizon Foundation * Oregon Toxics Alliance * Oregon Wild * Our Childrens Earth Foundation * Physicians for Social Responsibility * Plains Justice *PODER * Potomac Riverkeeper * Powder River Basin Resource Council * Prairie Rivers Network * Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada * Public Citizen * Rebecca English and Associates LLC * RENEW Wisconsin * Residents Against the Power Plant * Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance * Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light * Rivers Unlimited * San Juan Citizens Alliance * Santee Riverkeeper Alliance * Save Bristol Harbor * Save It Now, Glades! * Save Our Land and Environment * Save OurRivers * Scenic Nevada * Sierra Club * Sierra Club Calusa Group * Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter * Snake River Alliance * Solar Valley Coalition * South Dakota Peace andJustice Center * Southern Appalachian Stewards * Southern Energy Network * Southern Environmental Law Center * SouthWings * Spokane Riverkeeper * Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment * Save Us From Future Environmental Risks * Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition * Sustainable Earth * Tennessee Clean Water Network * Tennessee Environmental Council * TennesseeInterfaith Power and Light * The Bokoshe Environmental Cause Group * theCLEAN.org * The Colorado Fourteeners * The Green Environmental Coalition * The Lone Tree Council * Toxics Action Center * Turtle Island Restoration Network * Union ofConcerned Scientists * United Congregations of Metro-East * United Mountain Defense * Urban Green Growth Collaborative * Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment * Valley Watch * Vermont Interfaith Power and Light * Vermont Natural Resources Council * Vermont Public Interest Research Group * Waterkeeper Alliance * Wenham Lake Watershed Association * Western Environmental Law Center * Western North Carolina Alliance * Western Organization of Resource Councils * West Virginia Highlands Conservancy * West Virginia Rivers Coalition * Wheeling Creek WatershedConservancy * White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance * WildEarth Guardians * Winyah Rivers Foundation * Women Making a Difference *Women’s Voices for the Earth * Wyoming Conservation Voters
  • April 15, 2010President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20500Dear Mr. President:The undersigned groups represent 239 public interest organizations in all 50states plus the District of Columbia. On behalf of our millions of members andsupporters, we urge you to protect communities across this nation from the widespreadmismanagement of coal combustion waste that endangers public health and theenvironment – and for which there are no current federal regulations.Following the disastrous spill of more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash from theTennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008, 109 directors ofenvironmental groups called upon EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to develop federallyenforceable standards for regulating coal combustion waste. Shortly thereafter,Administrator Jackson pledged to publish a regulatory proposal by December 2009. Inkeeping with her commitment, Administrator Jackson submitted a draft coal ash rule tothe White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in October 2009 – but sixmonths later, this rule remains under review at OMB. The undersigned 239 publicinterest groups ask you to side with the public and sound science to ensure a rule thatprotects people and the environment is released in April.Continued delay in the issuance of federal regulations for the disposal of the 136 milliontons of toxic coal combustion waste generated annually is dangerous and unacceptable.Unmitigated harm, often to poor and minority communities, continues to threaten thelives and environment of millions of Americans. Communities near America’s thousandsof coal ash dumps are threatened with poisoned drinking water, polluted waterways, andlife-threatening failures of decades-old dams. The failure to act makes anothercatastrophic failure, like the disaster in Kingston, ever more likely, and it makes thepoisoning of additional water sources a near certainty.Releasing the draft rule would trigger the public process of rulemaking, thereby ensuringa fair and open process in which all stakeholders have an equal opportunity to address thecomplexities of the proposed rule. Until the draft rule is released for public comment, thedebate occurs almost entirely behind closed doors. Industry groups that opposemandatory federal standards have had nearly 30 meetings with OMB on this rule – morethan ever before on any single topic. These groups continue to present unfounded claimsof power plant closures and exaggerated cost estimates as “fact,” thereby fomentingwidespread but unwarranted fear of EPA regulations.One of the issues industry is using to slow down the rulemaking process is the argumentthat the regulation of coal combustion waste will place a stigma on the recycling of flyash. We believe this argument is overstated. We do not expect the reuse of fly ash todecrease if the disposal of ash is regulated as hazardous waste. On the contrary, the
  • hazardous waste requirements will provide companies with an incentive to findalternative uses for fly ash. However, if the coal ash is not going to be safely reused orrecycled, then it needs to be disposed of following tailored hazardous waste rules.The EPA’s latest scientific findings lend urgency to the promulgation of federallyenforceable standards. New EPA leach tests, specifically designed for coal ash, revealthat toxic chemicals such as arsenic, chromium and selenium, can leak from coalcombustion waste in concentrations far exceeding the threshold that the EPA uses toidentify hazardous waste. The EPA also found that the cancer risk for children exposedto arsenic in drinking water from unlined ash ponds is as high as 1 in 50, which is 2,000times the EPAs goal of reducing cancer risk to 1 in 100,000 individuals.Further, leading coal combustion waste (CCW) scientists, with more than 100 years ofcombined research experience on the environmental fate and toxic impacts of coal ash,recommend federally enforceable standards. E. Dennis Lemly, Ph.D, Wake ForestUniversity, and Christopher Rowe,Ph.D, University of Maryland, among others, recentlysubmitted a letter to OMB stating “Make no mistake about it, CCW is a deadly poison tofish and wildlife, and a threat to human health when improperly managed.” Theyconclude: Some of the most destructive and pressing environmental problems with CCW are not ‘in the distant past’ but are taking place NOW using ‘state approved’ disposal practices. Threats and impacts are not being addressed by the coal power industry and they will not go away. They will be a recurring, escalating problem unless adequate regulatory controls are put in place. State efforts are inadequate .... federal regulatory oversight is necessary. Experience shows that CCW’s will need to carry a hazardous waste ‘C’ designation if they are to be regulated and disposed in a manner that will afford adequate protection to fish and wildlife, as well as humankind.We urge you to consider the EPA’s latest scientific findings and the recommendations ofscientific experts and put an end to further delay.Thus the undersigned 239 public interest organizations, representing several millioncitizens, respectfully ask the Administration to release the proposed coal ash rule forpublic comment this month and to ensure that the rule proposes federally enforceablestandards that will protect all United States citizens and their environment from a trulytoxic substance.Signed:ALABAMA Kirsten G. BryantMichael J. Churchman Executive DirectorExecutive Director Alabama FirstAlabama Environmental Council Birmingham, ALBirmingham, AL
  • Cindy Lowry Tim LeachExecutive Director PresidentAlabama Rivers Alliance MEA Ratepayers AllianceBirmingham, AL Palmer, AKNelson Brooke Russ MaddoxRiverkeeper Activism DirectorBlack Warrior Riverkeeper Resurrection Bay Conservation AllianceBirmingham, AL Seward, AKMyra Crawford, PhD ARIZONAExecutive Director and RiverkeeperCahaba Riverkeeper Kieran SucklingBirmingham, AL Executive Director Center for Biological DiversityKirsten G. Bryant Tucson, AZExecutive DirectorAlabama First Anna M. FrazierBirmingham, AL Coordinator Dine Citizens Against Ruining OurJohn L. Wathen EnvironmentHurricane Creekkeeper Dilkon, Navajo NationFriends of Hurricane Creek Winslow, ArizonaTuscaloosa, ALDoug Morrison Bill HeddenPresident Executive DirectorThe Friends of Big Canoe Creek Grand Canyon TrustSpringville, AL Flagstaff, AZALASKA ARKANSASPam Miller Bill KopskyAlaska Community Action on Toxics Executive DirectorExecutive Director Arkansas Public Policy CenterAnchorage, AK Little Rock, ARBob Shavelson CALIFORNIAExecutive DirectorCook Inletkeeper V. John WhiteHomer, AK Executive Director Center for Energy Efficiency andErin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman Renewable TechnologiesCo-Directors Sacramento, CAGround Truth TrekkingSeldovia, AK
  • John DeCock Veronica EganPresident Executive DirectorClean Water Action Great Old Broads for WildernessSan Francisco, CA Durango, COTrip Van Noppen Megan GrahamPresident Executive DirectorEarthjustice San Juan Citizens AllianceOakland, CA Durango, COJohn F. Bowden III Cathy TintingerWater Programs Manager The Colorado FourteenersFort Independence Environmental Lamar, COPrograms OfficeIndependence, CA CONNECTICUTChristopher Gavigan Dr. Mark MitchellExecutive Director PresidentHealthy Child Healthy World Connecticut Coalition for EnvironmentalLos Angeles, CA Justice Hartford, CTThe Rev. Canon Sally BinghamPresident DELAWAREInterfaith Power and LightSan Francisco, CA Kit and Bill Zak Co-foundersTiffany Schauer Citizens for Clean PowerExecutive Director Lewes, DEOur Childrens Earth FoundationSan Francisco, CA Mark Martell PresidentMichael Brune Delaware AudubonExecutive Director Wilmington, DESierra ClubSan Francisco, CA DISTRICT OF COMLUMBIATodd Steiner Rebecca WodderExecutive Director PresidentTurtle Island Restoration Network American RiversForest Knolls, CA Washington, DCCOLORADO Frank O’Donnell PresidentRebecca English Clean Air WatchRebecca English and Associates LLC Washington, DCDenver, CO
  • Rodger Schlickeisen Peter WilkPresident and CEO Executive DirectorDefenders of Wildlife Physicians for Social ResponsibilityWashington, DC Washington, DCEric Schaeffer Ed MerrifieldExecutive Director PresidentEnvironmental Integrity Project Potomac RiverkeeperWashington, DC Washington, DCRob Sargent Robert WeissmanEnergy Program Director PresidentEnvironment America Public CitizenWashington, DC Washington, DCErich Pica Pat SweeneyPresident Executive DirectorFriends of the Earth Western Organization of ResourceWashington, DC Councils Washington, DCPhil RadfordExecutive Director FLORIDAGreenpeaceWashington, DC Tirso Moreno General CoordinatorGene Karpinski Farmworker Association of FloridaPresident Apopka, FLLeague of Conservation VotersWashington, DC Rhonda Roff PresidentThomas C. Kiernan Save It Now, Glades!President Clewiston, FLNational Parks Conservation AssociationWashington, DC Ellen Peterson ChairLarry J. Schweiger Sierra Club Calusa GroupPresident and CEO Estero, FLNational Wildlife FederationWashington, DC GEORGIAGary D. Bass Deborah SheppardExecutive Director Executive DirectorOMB Watch Altamaha RiverkeeperWashington, DC Darien, GA
  • Buzz Williams HAWAIIExecutive DirectorChattooga Conservancy Irene BowieClayton, GA Executive Director Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.Michael Kieschnick Wailuku, HIChief Executive OfficerCREDO Mobile IDAHOAtlanta, GA Rick JohnsonDr. Robert Bullard Executive DirectorDirector Idaho Conservation LeagueEnvironmental Justice Resource Center Boise, IDat Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlanta, GA Bill Sedivy Executive DirectorKatherine H. Cummings Idaho Rivers UnitedPresident Boise, IDFall-line Alliance for a CleanEnvironment Andrea ShipleySandersville, GA Executive Director Snake River AllianceAlexis Chase Boise, IDExecutive DirectorGeorgia Interfaith Power and Light ILLINOISAtlanta, GA Kathy AndriaApril Ingle PresidentExecutive Director American Bottom ConservancyGeorgia River Network Fairview Heights, ILAthens, GA Cathy EdmistonDaniel Parshley PresidentProject Manager Citizens Against Longwall MiningGlynn Environmental Coalition Hillsboro, ILBrunswick, GA Ellen RendulichJustine Thompson DirectorExecutive Director Citizens Against Ruining theGreenLaw EnvironmentAtlanta, GA Lockport, ILStephanie PowellExecutive DirectorSouthern Energy NetworkAthens, GA
  • The Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield David MaidenbergDirector Chapter DirectorFaith in Place and the Illinois Interfaith Sierra Club Hoosier ChapterPower and Light Campaign Indianapolis, INChicago, IL Steve BonneyCharles Jackson PresidentExecutive Director Sustainable EarthIllinois Environmental Council West Lafayette, INSpringfield, IL John BlairGlynnis Collins PresidentExecutive Director Valley WatchPrairie Rivers Network Evansville, INChampaign, IL IOWAKen AudLead Organizer Marian Riggs GelbUnited Congregations of Metro-East Executive DirectorMadison, IL Iowa Environmental Council Des Moines, IAINDIANA Carrie La SeurJesse Kharbanda PresidentExecutive Director Plains JusticeHoosier Environmental Council Cedar Rapids, IAIndianapolis, IN KANSASKim FerraroExecutive Director Laura CalwellLegal Environmental Aid Foundation of Kansas RiverkeeperIndiana, Inc. Friends of the Kaw, Inc.Valparaiso, IN Lawrence, KSVal West Scott AllegrucciPresident DirectorSave Our Land and Environment Great Plains Alliance for Clean EnergyMt Vernon, IN Topeka, KSDon Mottley KENTUCKYSpokespersonSave Our Rivers Casey SterrBoonville, IN Executive Director Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest
  • Mt. Vernon, KY Anne RolfesJoe Lovett Founding DirectorExecutive Director Louisiana Bucket BrigadeAppalachian Center For the Economy New Orleans, LAand the EnvironmentLewisburg, WV Paul Orr Lower Mississippi RiverkeeperK.A. Owens Baton Rouge, LAChairpersonKentuckians For The Commonwealth MAINELondon, KY Ed FriedmanElizabeth Crowe ChairmanDirector Friends of Merrymeeting BayKentucky Environmental Foundation Richmond, MEBerea, KY MARYLANDTom FitzGeraldDirector Gillian CaldwellKentucky Resources Council, Inc. Campaign DirectorFrankfort, KY 1Sky Takoma Park, MDMargaret StewartActing Chair Kathy PhillipsLouisville Earth Action Group Executive DirectorLouisville, KY Assateague Coastal Trust Berlin, MDGregory P. Leffel PhdPresident Mike TidwellOne Horizon Foundation Executive DirectorLexington, KY Chesapeake Climate Action Network Takoma Park, MDLOUISIANA Jim MalaroMonique Harden PresidentCo-Director Corsica River ConservancyAdvocates for Environmental Human Centreville, MDRightsNew Orleans, LA Brad Heavner State DirectorCynthia Sarthou Environment MarylandExecutive Director Baltimore, MDGulf Restoration NetworkNew Orleans, LA
  • David Hoskins Meredith SmallExecutive Director Executive DirectorIzaak Walton League of America Toxics Action CenterGaithersburg, MD Boston, MAMASSAHUSETTS Kevin Knobloch PresidentPam Solo Union of Concerned ScientistsPresident Cambridge MAtheCLEAN.org/Civil Society InstituteNewton, MA Jan Schlichtmann, Esq. PresidentArmond Cohen Wenham Lake Watershed AssociationExecutive Director Beverly, MassachusettsClean Air Task ForceBoston, MA MICHIGANBarbara J. Hill Michael GarfieldExecutive Director Executive DirectorClean Power Now Ecology CenterHyannis, MA Ann Arbor, MIJohn B. Kassel Nicholas SchroeckPresident Executive DirectorConservation Law Foundation Great Lakes Environmental Law CenterBoston, MA Detroit, MIMartha Dansdill Tom KarasExecutive Director Executive DirectorHealthLink Michigan Energy Alternatives ProjectSwampscott, MA Traverse City, MIChristine Tabak Hans VossExecutive Director Executive DirectorMerrimack River Watershed Council Michigan Land Use InstituteLowell, MA Traverse City, MIIan Cooke Peter SinclairExecutive Director PresidentNeponset River Watershed Association MidlandCaresCanton, MA Midland, MINiaz Dorry Terry MillerExecutive Director ChairNorthwest Atlantic Marine Alliance The Lone Tree CouncilGloucester, MA Bay City, MI
  • MINNESOTA MONTANAPaul Austin James D. JensenExecutive Director Executive DirectorConservation Minnesota Montana Environmental InformationMinneapolis, MN Center Helena, MTScott StrandExecutive Director Ed GulickMinnesota Center for Environmental Board ChairAdvocacy Northern Plains Resource CouncilSt. Paul, MN Billings, MTMichael Noble Erin SwitalskiExecutive Director Executive DirectorFresh Energy Women’s Voices for the EarthSt Paul, MN Missoula, MTSister Betty Kenny, OSF NEBRASKAJustice and Peace NetworkSisters of St. Francis Duane HovorkaRochester, MN Executive Director Nebraska Wildlife FederationMISSISSIPPI Lincoln, NESharon Hanshaw NEVADAExecutive DirectorCoastal Women for Change Delaine SpilsburyBiloxi, MS Director Bristlecone AllianceMISSOURI McGill, NVGinger Gambaro Michele BurkettPresident President and FounderLabadie Environmental Organization Defend Our DesertLabadie, MO Mesquite, NVKathleen Logan Smith Bob TregilusExecutive Director Co-chairMissouri Coalition for the Environment Electric Auto Association of NorthernSt. Louis, MO Nevada Reno, NV
  • Jeff Hardcastle NEW JERSEYPresidentGIFT - Interfaith Action for Climate Debbie MansChange Baykeeper and Executive DirectorReno, NV New York-New Jersey Baykeeper Keyport, NJScot RutledgeExecutive Director Dena Mottola JaborskaNevada Conservation League and Executive DirectorEducation Fund Environment New JerseyLas Vegas, NV Trenton, NJBob Fulkerson Amy GoldsmithState Director State DirectorProgressive Leadership Alliance of New Jersey Environmental FederationNevada New Jersey Clean Water ActionReno, NV Belmar, NJJames I. Barnes, Esquire NEW MEXICOChairman, Board of DirectorsScenic Nevada Elouise BrownReno, NV President Dooda Desert RockNEW HAMPSHIRE NewComb, NMFarrell Seiler John Fogarty, MD, MPHChairman PresidentCarbon Action Alliance New Energy EconomyLittleton, NH Santa Fe, NMSarah Brown Douglas MeiklejohnExecutive Director Executive DirectorGreen Alliance New Mexico Environmental Law CenterPortsmouth, NH Santa Fe, NMGail Denemark Joan BrownExecutive Director DirectorNew Hampshire Green Coalition New Mexico Interfaith Power and LightAmherst, NH Albuquerque, BNNan Stearns John HorningExecutive Director Executive DirectorWomen Making a Difference WildEarth GuardiansAmherst, NH Santa Fe, NM
  • NEW YORK June A. Blotnick Executive DirectorDiane Hofner Clean Air CarolinaCo-Founder Charlotte, NCConcerned Residents of Portland, NewYork and People Like Us Hope Taylor, MSPHPortland, NY Executive Director Clean Water for North CarolinaBarbara Warren Durham, NCExecutive DirectorCitizens Environmental Coalition Jill RiosAlbany, NY Director NC Interfaith Power and LightMr. Fred Krupp Raleigh, NCPresidentEnvironmental Defense Fund Elaine LiteNew York, NY Chair Mountain Voices AllianceFrances Beinecke Asheville, NCPresidentNatural Resources Defense Council Will CallawayNew York, NY Executive Director SouthWingsRebecca J. Weber Asheville, NCExecutive DirectorNew York Public Interest Research Hartwell CarsonGroup French Broad RiverkeeperNew York, NY Western North Carolina Alliance Asheville, NCScott EdwardsDirector of Advocacy Tess SandersWaterkeeper Alliance Executive DirectorIrvington, NY White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance Jacksonville, NCNORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTAWilla Coffey MaysExecutive Director Mark TrechockAppalachian Voices Staff DirectorBoone, NC Dakota Resource Council Dickinson, NDC. David MerrymanCatawba RiverkeeperCatawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Inc.Charlotte, NC
  • OHIO Tim Tanksley SpokespersonElisa Young B.E. Cause GroupFounder Bokoshe, OKMeigs Citizens Action Now!Racine, OH Bob D. Rounsavell PresidentSandy Buchanan Carrie Dickerson FoundationExecutive Director Tulsa, OKOhio Citizen ActionCleveland, OH Earl L. Hatley Grand RiverkeeperKristy Meyer, M.S. Vinita, OkDirector of Agriculture and Clean WaterPrograms Rebecca JimOhio Environmental Council Executive DirectorColumbus, OH Local Environmental Action Demanded Vinita, OKRich CogenExecutive Director Charles WesnerOhio River Foundation ChairCincinnati, OH Oklahoma Chapter Sierra Club Oklahoma City, OKNathan HolscherProgram Director Susan K. HolmesRivers Unlimited The Bokoshe Environmental CauseCincinnati, OH Group Bokoshe, OKDawn FalleurDirector OREGONThe Green Environmental CoalitionYellow Springs, OH Tim Hermach Founder and DirectorKeith Dimoff Native Forest CouncilExecutive Director Eugene, ORThe Ohio Environmental CouncilColumbus, OH Mark Riskedahl Executive DirectorOKLAHOMA Northwest Environmental Defense CenterHarlan Hentges Portland, ORExecutive DirectorCenter for Energy Matters Dona HippertEdmond, OK President Oregon Toxics Alliance St., Eugene, OR
  • Regna Merritt Tracy CarluccioExecutive Director Deputy DirectorOregon Wild Delaware Riverkeeper NetworkPortland, OR Bristol, PAGreg Costello R John DawesExecutive Director Executive DirectorWestern Environmental Law Center Foundation for Pennsylvania WatershedsEugene, OR Alexandria, PAPENNSYLVANIA Rachel Filippini Executive DirectorRaina Rippel Group Against Smog and PollutionDirector Pittsburgh, PACenter for Coalfield JusticeWashington, PA Beverly Braverman Executive DirectorConrad (Dan) Volz, DrPH, MPH Mountain Watershed Association, IncDirector Melcroft, PACenter for Healthy Environments andCommunities Cathy LodgePittsburgh, PA Co-Founder Residents Against the Power PlantThomas J. Yurick, Sr. Bulger, PAPresidentCitizen Advocates United to Safeguard William D. Lockwoodthe Environment, Inc. PresidentWest Hazleton, PA Save Us From Future Environmental RisksAimee Erickson Hazleton, PAExecutive DirectorCitizens Coal Council Stephanie N.SimmonsWashington, PA Chair Urban Green Growth CollaborativeDavid Hughes Pittsburgh, PAExecutive DirectorCitizen Power Attilia ShumakerPittsburgh, PA Chairman Wheeling Creek WatershedJoseph Otis Minott, Esq. ConservancyExecutive Director Sycamore, PAClean Air CouncilPhilladelphia, PA
  • RHODE ISLAND Pat Spears PresidentSteven Roth Intertribal Council on Utility PolicyPresident Rosebud, SDKickemuit River CouncilWarren, RI Deb McIntyre Executive DirectorDr. Ray Frackelton South Dakota Peace and Justice CenterChair Sioux Falls, SDRhode Island Interfaith Power and LightNorth Kingstown, RI TENNESSEEJoseph A. Arruda The Rev. Walter StarkPresident Cumberland Countians for Peace andSave Bristol Harbor JusticeBristol, RI Pleasant Hill, TNSOUTH CAROLINA Louise Gorenflo DirectorAlan Mehrzad Solar Valley CoalitionExecutive Director Crossville, TNCongaree RiverkeeperColumbia, SC Cathie Bird ChairNancy Cave Strip Mine Issues CommitteeNorth Coast Office Director Statewide Organizing for CommunityCoastal Conservation League eMpowermentGeorgetown, SC Lake City, TNMark C. Bruce Renée Victoria HoyosExecutive Director Executive DirectorSantee Riverkeeper Alliance Tennessee Clean Water NetworkSummerton, SC Knoxville, TNChristine Ellis John McFadden, Ph.D.Waccamaw Riverkeeper Executive DirectorWinyah Rivers Foundation Tennessee Environmental CouncilConway, SC Nashville, TNSOUTH DAKOTA The Rev. Douglas B. Hunt Executive DirectorFrank James Tennessee Interfaith Power and LightDirector Knoxville, TNDakota Rural ActionBrookings, SD
  • Paloma Galindo Sam SwansonPresident PresidentUnited Mountain Defense Vermont Interfaith Power and LightKnoxville, TN Burlington, VTTEXAS Elizabeth Courtney Executive DirectorTravis Brown Vermont Natural Resources CouncilPresident Montpelier, VTNeighbors for NeighborsAustin, TX Paul Burns Executive DirectorSusana Almanza Vermont Public Interest Research GroupCo-Director Montpelier, VTPODERAustin, TX VIRGINIAKaren Hadden Jeff TurnerSustainable Energy and Economic RiverkeeperDevelopment Coalition Blackwater Nottoway RiverkeeperAustin, Texas Program Sedley, VAUTAH James A. McGrathBrian Moench, MD ChairPresident Concerned Citizens of Giles CountyUtah Physicians for a Healthy Pearisburg, VAEnvironmentSalt Lake City, UT Sam Broach PresidentPaul Van Dam Southern Appalachian StewardsExecutive Director Big Stone Gap, VACitizens for Dixies FutureHurricane, UT Frederick S. Middleton III Executive Director and PresidentVERMONT Southern Environmental Law Center Charlottesville, VADavid K. MearsDirector WASHINGTONEnvironmental and Natural ResourcesLaw Clinic at Vermont Law School LeeAnne BeresSouth Royalton, VT Executive Director Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light Seattle, WA
  • Heather Shute Shanda MinneyAdvocate Executive DirectorEnvironment Washington West Virginia Rivers CoalitionSeattle, WA Elkins, WVRick Eichstaedt WISCONSINAttorneySpokane Riverkeeper Mark RedstenSpokane, WA Executive Director Clean WisconsinCrina Hoyer, Madison, WIInterim Executive DirectorNorth Sound Baykeeper Cheryl NennRE Sources for Sustainable RiverkeeperCommunities Milwaukee RiverkeeperBellingham, WA Milwaukee, WIWEST VIRGINIA Michael Vickerman Executive DirectorJudy Bonds RENEW WisconsinExecutive Director Madison, WICoal River Mountain WatchWhitesville, WV WYOMINGDuane G. Nichols, Ph.D. Bob LeRescheSpokesperson ChairMon Valley Clean Air Coalition Powder River Basin Resource CouncilMorgantown, WV Sheridan, WYJanet Keating Kate WrightExecutive Director Executive DirectorOhio Valley Environmental Coalition Wyoming Conservation VotersHuntington, WV Cheyenne, WYCindy RankMining Committee ChairWest Virginia Highlands ConservancyCharleston, WV        
  • Cc:Greg Nelson, Associate Director, White House Office of Public EngagementRahm Emanuel, Chief of StaffJim Messina, Deputy Chief of StaffCarol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate ChangeNancy Sutley, Chair, CEQHeather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate ChangeLisa Jackson, Administrator, EPAMathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency ResponseLisa Garcia, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office Intergovernmental Affairs andPublic EngagementAmy Salzman, Associate Director for Policy Outreach, CEQSteve Moilanen, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change