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May 30, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: A Climate Solution Is Here

The federal government has introduced safeguards on climate pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. These protections are the centerpiece of the President Obama's Climate Action Plan and could be the most effective action to curb climate pollution in history. They could also be the most important public measure in a generation.

May 20, 2014 | Blog Post

New Name, Same Game

The men behind the poisoning of West Virginia’s drinking water begin anew.

May 14, 2014 | Case

Cleaning Up Power Plant Water Pollution

Power plant water discharges are filled with toxic pollution such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium—heavy metals that can cause neurological and developmental damage, cause harm in utero, damage internal organs and cause cancer. Power plants are the biggest sources of water pollution in the country, yet the EPA has not reviewed regulations for this industry in more than 30 years.

February 24, 2014 | Blog Post

NC Regulators Ding Duke for a Penny Per Toxic Ton

Duke Energy's $99,000 penalty was nothing—it's like one of us, earning $50,000 a year, getting fined $1.90. Barely amounting to a library fine, this is no deterrent for the likes of Duke.

February 6, 2014 | Blog Post

NC Coal Ash Spill Demonstrates Urgent Need to Close Ponds

The EPA doesn’t need yet another reason to require the safe closure of the nation’s 1,070 coal ash ponds. But the massive leak of 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash from Duke Energy’s Dan River Power Station this week should set off a siren to wake our sleeping regulators.

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