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Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives

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May 15, 2013 | Blog Post

Advocates From 50 States Call for Health Standards

When our elected officials continue standing in the way of clean air and water—it’s time to shake things up. Which is why more than 100 physicians, tribal and labor leaders, clergy, nurses and parents are in Washington, D.C., for a 3-day visit with Congress, united as 50 States United for Healthy Air.

This legion of clean air and water advocates are meeting with members of Congress to call for greater protections from smog, coal ash, carbon and other dangerous air pollutants.

It’s a big day for our lungs and our health.

May 15, 2013 | Press Release

Clean Air Takes Over Capitol Hill

More than 100 physicians, tribal leaders, labor leaders, clergy, nurses, parents to meet with Congress on carbon pollution, smog, ash, other clean air priorities

May 3, 2013 | Feature

50 States United Partners

Earthjustice worked with a coalition of allies on the 50 States United for Healthy Air event. Learn more about our partners.

May 2, 2013 | Blog Post

Tr-Ash Talk: Danger in the Schoolyard

Recent sampling of paths constructed of coal ash near J.L. Wilkinson Elementary School in Middleburg, Florida reveal high levels of vanadium, a hazardous substance linked to cardiovascular disease and nervous system damage. Vanadium levels were up to seven times higher than levels deemed safe for residential soil by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

April 25, 2013 | Case

Protecting Waterways from TVA's Gallatin Coal Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin coal plant is dumping toxic wastewater into unlined ponds, which is harming the local environment. Additionally, the plant’s cooling apparatus routinely kills tens of thousands of fish and other aquatic life that get trapped in the machinery every year. Earthjustice is working to stop Gallatin’s pollution and force it to update its outdated cooling system.