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March 4, 2019 | Blog Post

The EPA Won’t Do Its Air-Protection Job, So We’re Putting It on Notice

Sometimes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s job can be complicated. Sometimes it has to explore questions on the cutting edge of science. But sometimes its job is really simple. This is one of those times — and yet the EPA still hasn’t done what the law requires.

So, we just sent the EPA a notice of intent to sue it to force it to do what it was already supposed to have done.

March 4, 2019

Leslie Herrera

Leslie Herrera is a Legal Practice Assistant, based out of the Northeast office in New York.

Leslie comes to us from the Peach State, where she graduated with an Economics degree from The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She has a diverse work background and has done everything from teaching Spanish and English to raising and working with a guide dog foundation. She has a special interest in clean energy and conservation and enjoys sculpting and hiking with her dog, Sue.

March 4, 2019

Sylvie Jensen

Sylvie Jensen is a Legal Practice Assistant, based out of the Northeast office in New York.

March 4, 2019 | Feature

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

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

March 3, 2019 | Legal Document

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy:Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

Written and researched by Abel Russ and Courtney Bernhardt of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Lisa Evans of Earthjustice. Data gathering, analysis, and mapping by Keene Kelderman, Mariah Lamm, and Courtney Bernhardt (EIP) and Andrew Rehn of Prairie Rivers Network. Compliance monitoring assistance from Flora Champenois and Henry Weaver (Earthjustice). Data gathering assistance from Kira Burkhart, Flora Ji, Ben Kunstman, Camden Marcucci, Sammie McCormick, Hayley Roy, and Namratha Sivakumar (EIP); Akriti Bhargava, Katherine Clements, Tess Fields, Lauren Hogrewe, Harry Libarle, and Claire Pfitzinger (Sierra Club); Ricki Draper (Appalachian Voices); Susan Lee (NRDC); and Roland Rivera. Graphics and editing by Ari Phillips, with editing assistance by Lisa Evans, Earthjustice. Made possible with help from Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. 

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