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feature November 3, 2012

Coal Ash: Reports & Publications

Read reports and analysis from Earthjustice and our partners, which document the growing public health threat from coal ash, the hazardous waste that remains after coal is burned.

Press Release April 10, 2003

2003 Human Rights and the Environment Report Presented to UN

Human rights-based approach to environmental protection becoming international legal norm

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Article July 9, 2010

Debunking the "Climategate" Diversion Tactic

Ploy by climate deniers to discredit science is revealed as misleading sham

Plant Scherer in Juliette, in central Georgia, has a widespread cobalt contamination problem, with average levels in eight wells exceeding the health-based standard, in some cases by 20 times or more.
(Susan Inman / Altamaha Riverkeeper)
Press Release December 13, 2018

New Report Documents Widespread Groundwater Contamination at Georgia Coal Ash Dumpsites

11 of 12 of Georgia’s coal-fired power plants are leaking toxic pollutants into the groundwater

The Port of Albany.
(Photo courtesy of Andy Arthur)
Press Release September 30, 2014

Scientific Report: Oil Fumes Pose Health Risk To Albany South End Residents According to Expert Report

Calls New York state agency’s claim of no health risk “irresponsible”

The devastating coal ash spill at Kingston, TN in December 2008. One billion gallons of toxic coal ash spilled from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, covering 300 acres, destroying homes, poisoning rivers and contaminating coves and residential drinking waters.
(Photo courtesy of TVA)
Press Release November 3, 2022

New Report: Most Power Plants Violating Federal Rules Mandating Cleanup of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps

Seven years after EPA Coal Ash Rule, 96% of coal plants are not planning any treatment of contaminated groundwater

Press Release May 21, 2008

Report: Industrial Herring Trawlers Threaten New England's Oceans

New report exposes risk posed by mismanagement of large-scale fleet, proposes solutions

Press Release November 19, 2003

Federal Report Finds Low Flows a Major Factor in 2002 Klamath Fish Disaster

Commercial fishermen, Native Americans, and conservationists today welcomed the release of a long-awaited report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the causes of the 2002 Klamath River fish kill. The report concluded that low river flows were at the heart of the tragic fish kill, in which over 34,000 adult salmon perished before…

Press Release April 6, 2004

Earthjustice Presents 2004 'Human Rights and the Environment' Report to UN

Right to environmental health becoming international standard

Press Release November 1, 2002

Suppressed Government Report Shows Klamath Irrigation A Bad Investment

Putting water back in river would increase economic returns many times over

The Aliso Canyon gas and oil field, photographed from Mission Point.
(PHOTO BY ROY RANDALL/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
From the Experts June 20, 2019

Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster

A pattern of deception and neglect led SoCalGas to disregard obvious safety measures that could have prevented the largest methane leak in U.S. history.

Press Release February 26, 2004

New Reports Expose Hidden Failures of US Anti-Drug Policy in Colombia

Costs mount as congressional goals go unmet

Press Release July 29, 2021

Report: Cleaning Up Toxic Coal Ash Creates Local Jobs, Protects Public Health, and Restores the Environment

Analysis by economists and environmental engineers demonstrates removing ash is better than the cap-in-place method

page December 16, 2020

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A conversation about cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater across America.
feature June 6, 2019

Insider Briefing: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

Earthjustice attorneys and our client and partner in litigation, Prairie River Network discuss cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater in Illinois and across America.

Press Release April 23, 2008

EPA Scientists Faced Political Interference Since 2003

Scientists from EPA Region 9 (California) report most meddling by political appointees

Press Release June 21, 2007

Earthjustice Presents 2007 'Environmental Rights Report' to UN

Environmental problems now seen as a human rights issue