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The Latest On: Coal Ash

February 3, 2016 | Blog Post

Coal Ash: A Civil Rights Issue

The EPA has a well-documented problem with allowing coal ash waste to pile up in low-income communities of color.

February 2, 2016 | Fact Sheet

S.2446: Hoeven/Manchin Senate Bill Threatens Safety

The new Hoeven/Manchin coal ash bill removes, delays and weakens the public health and safety protections in EPA’s new coal ash rule completed in December 2014. Almost identical to the McKinley coal ash bill, S.2446 is said to “improve” the EPA rule—but that’s only if you are a utility who wants to delay cleanup of toxic ash, escape the new federal protective standards for drinking water.

December 23, 2015 | Feature

Legal Docket 2016: Highlights

With the generous investment of our members, Earthjustice is taking on some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the new year, we will be pursuing nearly 400 active legal cases. See the highlights.

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