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October 30, 2013 | Blog Post

A Spooky Premise

What if EPA’s coal ash rule doesn’t close unlined lagoons? Wet dumping is the cheapest way, in the short-term, to dispose of toxic coal ash—but it is also the most dangerous.

October 25, 2013 | In the News: Morning Sentinel

Herring Protection Plan Rejected by Federal Regulators

A plan to protect Atlantic herring from independent catch observers was rejected by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Observers spoon herring out of the sea by the thousands, and other critical marine life is harmed during the process.

Roger Fleming, of the environmental legal group Earthjustice noted, "This is fairly absurd, even by government standards.”

October 24, 2013 | Blog Post

TVA Five Years Later—Lessons Not Learned

Attorney Lisa Evans visited Harriman, TN, five years after the nation's worst coal ash spill. After half a decade and more than a billion dollars, the visible ash is gone, but so is the entire neighborhood closest to the plant.