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Coal Ash

The Latest On: Coal Ash

February 10, 2016 | In the News: ArcaMax

An Alabama town's toxic crisis

Op-ed by Esther Calhoun, president of Black Belt Citizens for Health & Justice, a grassroots environmental justice group.

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.

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