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The Latest On: Coal

October 2, 2015 | Case

Challenging Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Oakland, California

Contrary to the fundamental requirements of CEQA, the environmental review for the project to export Utah coal out of Oakland’s proposed bulk terminal failed to include any discussion or analysis of the impacts of transporting, handling or exporting coal from Oakland on surrounding neighborhoods or the environment.

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.

September 21, 2015 | Letter

Letter to Oakland City Council on the Proposed Oakland Coal Export Terminal

On behalf of the Sierra Club, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, San Francisco Baykeeper, and Communities for a Better Environment, to provide a response to the September 8, 2015 letter sent by Stice & BlockLLP and attachments on behalf of the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, LLC.

September 3, 2015 | Blog Post

Coal Ash’s Unhealthy Glow

A new study reveals dangerous radioactivity in coal ash, the toxic waste generated by burning coal for electricity.


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