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June 24, 2014 | Feature

Photos: Life Without Clean Water

In early 2014, a month after a coal chemical spill contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians, residents across the state were still awaiting clean water. A deeper look at this crisis reveals failures in our chemical safety regulations and the coal industry's dirty water legacy in West Virginia. But it also reveals a triumph of the human spirit: how West Virginians take care of their own in times of need.

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

Ending Dangerous Coal Ash Pollution into the Ohio River

Time-lapse photography from a camera strapped to a tree captured a year’s worth of images proving that dangerous coal ash wastewater from a plant owned by the utility company Louisville Gas & Electric is pouring unabated into the Ohio River.

April 30, 2014 | Case

Cleaning Up Sewage Flows from Cruise Ships

Friends of the Earth, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking more effective regulation of sewage discharges from cruise ships and other vessels in U.S. waters.

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