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Tell the National Park Service to Follow the Law!


The National Park Service
Can Stop Dynegy's Massive Project

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Background
This past summer, Dynegy Midwest Generation submitted a permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approval to install over one third of a mile of rip rap along bank of the Middle Fork, upstream from Kickapoo State Park. This massive project is the first step in Dynegy’s plan to cover and permanently leave 3.3 million cubic yards of toxic coal in unlined, leaking pits along the river.  River advocates believe that Dynegy should move their ash to an upland, properly lined facility.  By doing so, only short-term, interim and targeted bank reinforcement would be necessary to protect the river from the coal ash.

Because the Middle Fork is a designated National Scenic River, Dynegy’s proposal must be approved by the National Park Service (NPS). The NPS is bound by Sections 7(a) and 10(a) of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and must ensure that the river’s free-flowing condition, water quality, and outstanding remarkable values for which the river gained its designation are both protected and enhanced.

The NPS is preparing to make its final determination on the project soon. So NOW is the time to act.

Send your letter today using the form to the right. Please personalize your comments, rather than sending the form letter, so that it has the greatest impact. Select one or two talking points and write about them in your own words.

This is OUR River. Let's protect it!  Tell the National Park Service to follow requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 today!

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