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The Latest On: Coal Ash Regulations

April 2, 2018 | In the News: New Yorker

Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “The atmosphere was confident to the point of snarkiness. It was, like, ‘We are getting a new rule, and we wrote the playbook for the E.P.A. on it.’ ”

March 15, 2018 | In the News: Inside Climate News

EPA Environmental Justice Adviser Slams Pruitt's Plan to Weaken Coal Ash Rules

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "The data clearly show that nationwide we have a significant problem. Consistently, what I see at these coal ash dumps is an indication that they are leaking, which confirms what we had suspected before the data came out. Most of the sites are unlined, and there are effectively no barriers to stop the hazardous contaminants from leaking into underlying groundwater."

November 19, 2017 | In the News: Utility Dive

EPA To Push Coal Ash Rule Revisions At D.C. Circuit Hearing

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "EPA’s imminent 'reconsideration' of the coal ash rule means only one thing, EPA is again turning its back on public health and safety and siding with the polluters. The EPA’s status report is just another example of agency policy to kowtow to corporate interests."

November 17, 2017 | In the News: Science Friday

Coal Ash Pollution In Kentucky Lake Is Worse Than Expected

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “If we could resolve this outside of a lawsuit, that would be better,. But the only way that I can see that happening would be if the company was willing to take responsibility for its contributions to the very serious contamination we’ve seen in the lake and offer to take much more meaningful steps both to stop further pollution and clean up the pollution that’s already out there.”