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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.

October 6, 2015 | Video

A Line In The Sand

Coal ash is the toxic waste created by coal-fired power plants. It is polluting communities all across America. This is the story of one of those places: La Belle, Pennsylvania.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Feds Seek Informants on Duke's Spreading Coal Ash Threats

Duke Energy, responsible for a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina last year, is finally opening up about pollution and structural problems at its other ash ponds nationwide, but the truth may need some more coaxing.

September 30, 2015 | Blog Post

EPA Updates 30-Year-Old Water Quality Standards

After 30-plus years of inaction, the EPA recently issued requirements that power plants use affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to reduce their pollution—or eliminate it where feasible.


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