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November 16, 2012 | Blog Post

180 Seconds Of Coal Ash Pollution

Four years ago, a small Tennessee town woke up to a nightmare. A nearby coal ash pond that held back more than a billion gallons of toxic waste collapsed, sending a flood of ash and dirt right through their doors. In the weeks and months that followed, an entire nation began to see the magnitude of the coal ash threat.

October 18, 2012 | In the News: The Washington Post

Coal ash decision stymied in election year

The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying issuing new rules to regulate coal ash, the waste product left from burning coal in power plants. Critics say the agency is unlikely to act until after the elections. In the meantime Earthjustice continues to work to protect the public from toxins associate with coal ash.

Lisa Evans, a senior attorney for Earthjustice, said in a statement, “Lawsuits are changing corporate behavior, but that’s not a safety plan for the nation.”

September 20, 2012 | Blog Post

Waging War On Health And The Environment

Officially (but ironically) titled “Stop the War on Coal Act,” H.R. 3409 actually represents the House leadership’s own elaborate and well-funded war on longstanding protections of clean air and water enjoyed by all Americans.

September 14, 2012 | Blog Post

Groups Across U.S. Unite Against Coal Ash Bill

Seeking protection from unsafe dumping practices, more than 300 public interest groups from 43 states, representing millions across the nation, sent a letter this week to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 3512, the “Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2012.”

September 11, 2012 | Feature

Coal Ash: Reports & Publications

Read reports and analysis from Earthjustice and our partners, which document the growing public health threat from coal ash, the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned.

September 10, 2012 | In the News: Forbes

Coal ash spilling into Obama and Romney race

A federal court ruling has determined that the Tennessee Valley Authority was negligent in its operations and is holding the nation’s largest public utility responsible for the catastrophic coal ash spill into the Emory and Clinch rivers. The utility failed to monitor and control water quality pressure in the dam that constrained the mercury-and arsenic-laden material, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adversely affects human health and the environment.