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December 5, 2013 | Blog Post

"Pure Michigan" Might Not be So Pure

Every year in Michigan coal plants produce more than 1.7 million tons of coal ash. In addition to the threats posed by unchecked coal ash storage sites, “beneficial reuse” provisions of Michigan law allow for coal ash to be used in trenches as construction fill or spread on agricultural fields.

November 27, 2013 | Blog Post

The Insanity of Pennsylvania Coal Ash

How is coal ash dumped at one site hazardous, but beneficial at another? The Little Blue Run coal ash impoundment has poisoned nearby waters with arsenic, selenium, boron and more. Residents tell of murky sludge oozing from the ground around their homes.

November 8, 2013 | Blog Post

EPA - Here Are 55 Reasons To Listen Closely

At EPA's listening session regarding carbon pollution controls from existing power plants, Sr. Legislative Representative Sarah Saylor put herself in EPA’s shoes and did some real listening. It turns out the list of what may be lost and what must be protected by such a rule is not as short as we sometimes make it in the name of expediency.

October 17, 2013 | Audio

Let the River Flow: The Fight To Save Salmon

Managing Attorney Todd True discusses Earthjustice's work to protect and restore iconic salmon species, which have been pushed to the brink of extinction by overstretched water resources, dam construction, pollution and development.

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