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Changemakers call for the EPA to hold utilities accountable for their coal ash pollution, on the day of an in-person public hearing held by the agency in Chicago on Jun. 28, 2023. (Jamie Kelter Davis for Earthjustice)
feature April 25, 2024

‘Do Your Job, EPA’: Stories From the Frontlines of Coal Ash

By law, before government regulations are adopted or changed, agencies must ask the public — you — to weigh in.

Speakers at the listening session held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, in San Francisco on Feb. 28, 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
feature June 13, 2023

Guide to Preparing for Public Hearings on the Legacy CCR Rule

What to expect at EPA’s virtual and in-person hearings on the Legacy CCR Surface Impoundment Rule

Vickie Simmons works at the test station where the new Moapa Paiute solar plant will be built.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article: Victory June 4, 2013

Wake and Smile, the Nightmare is Over

In a vote last night, the Nevada Assembly approved SB123, a landmark bill that shifts the state away from coal-fired power. The bill closes Reid Gardner, directs NV Energy to eliminate 800 megawatts of coal-fired power generation from its portfolio, and mandates 350 megawatts of renewable energy development.

A giant cloud of toxic coal ash is seen blowing at the Moapa River Reservation.
(Photo provided by Moapa Band of Paiutes)
Article July 21, 2011

An Ill Wind Blows in Moapa

It starts with a warning. Then it's just a matter of which way the wind blows.

Article July 13, 2012

Moapa vs. NV Energy or David vs. Goliath

For years, white ash has been blowing across the desert from the Reid Gardner Power Plant right into the homes on the Moapa Paiute Indian Reservation.

Annette Gibbs and her husband William stand in their front yard, near the Arrowhead Landfill in Perry County, AL. Four million cubic yards of toxic coal ash were scooped up from Harriman, TN, the site of the nation's worst toxic spill, and dumped at the landfill.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release December 19, 2014

EPA's First-Ever Coal Ash Rule Leaves Communities to Protect Themselves

Rule leaves critical gaps in protection from toxic coal ash

Article August 15, 2013

50 States United, Redux

Despite the logjam in Congress, we know, disillusioned or not, that we must insist that Congress stop turning a deaf ear to us and make industry accountable.