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A few of the action items from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's roadmap to regulate PFAS chemical pollution that are failing or have missed deadlines.
(Earthjustice)
feature February 14, 2023

Inside EPA’s Roadmap on Regulating PFAS Chemicals

Toxic “forever chemicals” remain laxly regulated.

Press Release November 12, 2009

Advocates Challenge Water Pollution from TVA's Kingston Plant

Move aimed at protecting Clinch River, already polluted by one billion gallons of coal ash

Press Release April 25, 2013

Conservation Groups Challenge TVA’s Expensive Decision on Gallatin Plant

Environmental impacts of retrofitting aging coal facility not addressed

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.

Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.
(Lucas Zhao / CC BY-NC 2.0)
feature March 22, 2017

In Conversation: Standing With Standing Rock

Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, lead counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their litigation, discusses the historic legal case and what lies ahead.

The U.S. EPA’s flag flies outside the Federal Triangle complex in Washington, D.C.
(AIDAN WAKELY MULRONEY / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
From the Experts January 16, 2020

EPA Sits on the Scales of Justice for Polluters With New Environmental Appeals Board Proposal

VP of Litigation Patrice Simms explains how the Trump administration is trying to institutionalize lawlessness and corporate cronyism in its most cynical form.

Press Release June 20, 2011

More Scandal in Kansas Coal Plant Controversy

Kansas City Star report reveals improper relations between Kansas regulators and Sunflower Electric

The site of the Spruce No. 1 mine, in West Virginia.
(Photo Courtesy of Vivian Stockman / OVEC; Flyover courtesy SouthWings)
Press Release: Victory September 30, 2014

Federal Court Upholds EPA Veto of Spruce Mountaintop Removal Mine

Finds coal industry’s case against EPA action baseless

Press Release September 11, 2009

EPA Plans Scientific Scrutiny of New Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Permits

Agency announces further environmental review of dozens of permits, citing harmful impacts to waterways, legal concerns

Press Release November 26, 2003

Court Throws Out Industry's Challenge to Clean Water Act Permits

Attempt to further weaken protections for streams and wetlands fails

Press Release November 14, 2013

Tennessee Valley Authority Makes Major Coal Plant Retirement Announcement

Environmental groups laud TVA’s plans to retire units at three coal plants, continuing Valley’s transition away from outdated coal energy

Press Release March 24, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects Coal Industry Attack on the EPA’s Power to Protect Clean Water

Refuses to hear baseless case against the EPA for blocking extreme WV mountaintop removal mine

Press Release: Victory September 29, 2006

Court Throws Out Industry's Challenge to Clean Water Act Permits

Decision supports conservationists, blocks attempt to further weaken stream and wetland protection

Press Release October 11, 2022

Groups, Community Members Petition for EPA Objection to Suncor East Plant Air Permit

Petition argues that Suncor has shown it is incapable of consistently complying with emission limits

Press Release June 28, 2022

Groups Petition EPA to Address Longstanding Environmental Justice Violations in Texas’ Air Permitting Program

Texas has refused to fix problems in its air permitting program that affect environmental justice and public participation

Press Release December 21, 2011

Additional TVA Coal Ash Ponds May Pose Same Threat as Kingston

Hydro-geological report says ash pond constructed with unstable coal waste

Press Release August 15, 2011

Groups Ask Kansas Supreme Court To Overturn Sunflower Coal Plant Permit

Plant will emit will emit mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter on downwind Kansans

Incline operating in front of the downtown skyline of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Press Release June 12, 2013

Pennsylvania Tightens Air Quality Permits

Environmental groups force accountability for coal-fired power plants