Youth Climate Story: Coal Ash in North Carolina

Coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal to make electricity, contains toxic metals like arsenic and can contaminate groundwater–threatening the health of people who drink it. So why is North Carolina dumping it into their lakes and streams?

Here’s Sarah’s story. She’s a young person who lives in a rural town in North Carolina who is fighting back against fossil fuel developers who are dumping toxic coal ash into her community’s rivers, streams and lakes.