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Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station can be seen from Turtle Creek Reservoir near Merom, Indiana. (Laura Demarest / West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance)
Press Release December 5, 2023

Indiana Urged to Crack Down on Merom Coal Plant’s Illegal Air and Water Pollution

Plans to retire plant were scrapped and an energy-intensive cryptominer moved in

Document December 7, 2023

Letter to EPA on California Waivers

A broad coalition of community, health, environmental, and environmental justice groups sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking for quick action to issue waivers for several California rules that clean up equipment ranging from tugboats to trucks to locomotives.

Document December 5, 2023

Letter to Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) regarding the Merom coal plant

Letter to Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) regarding the Merom coal plant in Sullivan County from Earthjustice, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Sierra Club, and Hoosier Environmental Council. The plant has repeatedly violated legal limits on dangerous pollutants, including ammonia, lead, barium, and chromium.

After years of inaction by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed long-overdue limits on six PFAS in drinking water. (Getty Images)
feature November 2, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Solar panels.
(Guenter Guni / iStockphoto)
Press Release: Victory November 17, 2023

Landmark Decision in Case Brought by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities Companies Signals Progress in Transition From Coal to Clean Energy

Kentucky Public Service Commission approves major solar buildout and two of four coal plant retirements, expands customer efficiency programs and denies one of two proposed gas plants

Oil and gas operations near residential areas in Colorado. (Chris Schneider for Earthjustice)
Press Release December 2, 2023

Earthjustice Applauds EPA For Finalizing Strong Safeguards Against Methane Pollution

Methane standards will cut climate pollution, safeguard public health and advance environmental justice

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
(Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory September 27, 2023

Crypto Miners Bought Their Own Power Plant. It’s a Climate Disaster.

The plant’s air permit application was denied after community members fought back, with help from Earthjustice.

Transmission lines in Indiana.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Kappel)
feature October 23, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Indiana

The growth of cryptomining threatens to keep polluting coal-fired power plants active, strain the grid, and raise electricity rates for Hoosiers.

Members of POWER Interfaith (credit: POWER Interfaith)
Press Release: Victory November 9, 2023

Residents of Philadelphia Successfully Challenge Their Gas Utility and Secure Significant Victories for Affordable Utilities

Local congregations organized to fight Philadelphia Gas Works’ rate increase and demand prudent infrastructure investments for a climate-constrained world

Equipment used to mine cryptocurrencies and powered by the Scrubgrass Generating Plant.
feature September 12, 2023

Cryptocurrency Mining in Pennsylvania

Cryptocurrency companies are burning waste coal, shredded tires, and fracked gas.

Press Release September 15, 2023

Kentucky Utility Regulators Move to Protect Kentucky Power Customers from Footing the Bill for a Cryptomining Company

Earthjustice represents public interest groups in Kentucky

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, reflected in a window of a home in Springdale, is among the hundreds of power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 5, 2023

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards

When coal is burned in the U.S., most of the mercury in the coal no longer spews into our air — thanks to a federal rule that Earthjustice and our clients fought for and continue to defend.

The Greenidge Generation Bitcoin mining facility, along Seneca Lake in Dresden, NY, on Jul. 30, 2022. (Lauren Petracca for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory September 26, 2023

BREAKING: In New Decision, Judge Finds Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit Inconsistent with NYS Climate Law

The ruling finds that Greenidge Generation’s crypto mining pollution operations are inconsistent with and will interfere with the greenhouse gas emissions limits of New York’s Climate Law (the CLCPA), as the DEC found in June 2022

Aerial view of a flooded coal ash pond at Plant McManus days after Hurricane Irma in 2017. Unknown amounts of coal ash spilled into Georgia’s Golden Isles during the storm. (Jen Hilburn)
feature May 3, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Georgia: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Georgia has 43 coal ash dumpsites.

The Suncor Energy refinery in Commerce City, Colorado. (Matt Nager for Earthjustice)
Press Release October 31, 2023

Groups Urge EPA to Act on Suncor East Plant Air Permit as 90-Day Deadline Passes

Colorado was provided 90 days to revise Suncor’s Title V permit after EPA’s objection

feature November 3, 2022

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

746 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico have reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. Here’s what the data said.

The J. P. Pulliam Generating Station on Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2017. (James G Brey / Getty Images)
feature May 4, 2023

Toxic Coal Ash in Wisconsin: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy

Coal ash is leaching unsafe levels of toxic pollutants into groundwater at 91% of coal plants. Wisconsin has 54 coal ash dumpsites.

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