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The Latest On: Coal Ash

July 20, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

Coal Ash: Coming to a Town Near You?

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “This is the injustice of it all. Building a landfill is 19th century technology. The money [utility companies save] amounts to pennies.”

June 21, 2017 | Blog Post

Scott Pruitt's Deadly Delays

Scott Pruitt is delaying key rules that protect our health and environment. For every delay, lives are lost.

May 25, 2017 | In the News: WKU Public Radio

Coal Ash Emergency Plans Are Now Public, But Residents Remain In The Dark

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Emergency plans are just pro forma for dams, which ordinarily hold water. So it’s a no-brainer that contingency or emergency plans should be necessary for dams that are impounding toxic waste. And yet, it was only until last week the public could see these plans, and only until last month that the EPA actually required them.”

May 15, 2017 | Legal Document

CCR Rule Petition Cover Letter

Legal petition that industrial polluters filed that seeks to do away with most of the EPA’s environmental safeguards for coal ash

May 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Utility Solid Waste Activities Group Petition

Polluters’ Petition for Reconsideration seeks to do away with most of the EPA’s environmental safeguards for coal ash, which is the toxic waste left over from coal-burning power plants.

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