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The Latest On: Coal Ash Regulations

October 31, 2011 | Video

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives: Michigan

Coal ash—the toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants—has contaminated drinking water supplies at hundreds of sites across the country. If you live near an unlined coal ash pond, there is a 1 in 50 chance of developing cancer from drinking contaminated water. This is 2,000 times higher than acceptable risk levels!

October 14, 2011 | Blog Post

Congress Officially 'Friends' Coal Ash

Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen is strongly denouncing a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today, passing H.R. 2273, which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from strongly regulating coal ash:

October 7, 2011 | Blog Post

Tr-Ash Talk: Gearing Up for a Nasty Coal Ash Vote

East Tennessee is not known for its population of environmental activists, but last fall hundreds of people turned up in Knoxville to ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt a special waste designation for coal ash. Support for EPA’s public health and environmental safeguard is strong here because the 2008 Kingston coal ash disaster occurred in our backyard, making the danger of toxic coal ash blatantly clear.

September 28, 2011 | Blog Post

Tr-Ash Talk: TVA Corporate Culture Unjustified

The TVA Kingston trial has gotten off to a interesting, yet unsettling start. The trial consists of five cases, representing 250 plaintiffs who are suing TVA over the 2008 coal ash disaster that occurred in Knoxville, TN.

Testimony began last week, and proceedings are expected to continue anywhere from the next few weeks to the next few months. Representatives from TVA have been the first to testify, and so far it has been laden with blame-passing statements that characterize the disjointed nature of the TVA departments.

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