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December 14, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint: Fairbanks Air Quality

The Fairbanks Northstar Borough (“Fairbanks” or “the Borough”) has the worst fine particulate matter (“PM-2.5”) air pollution in the nation — with levels spiking far in excess of the next most-polluted area and over twice the recommended limit for unhealthy air. Earthjustice is representing Citizens for Clean Air and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in this lawsuit seeking to hold EPA accountable for addressing air pollution.

December 13, 2018 | Blog Post

A Stench That Sickens, and an EPA That Doesn’t Care

This holiday season, the Environmental Protection Agency intends to grant the wish of massive polluters to continue to release toxic emissions without reporting them. Defying recent directives from Congress and the second-highest court in the country, the EPA has proposed a rule that would continue to exempt large-scale factory farms from reporting requirements for pollution that is sickening rural communities.  

December 13, 2018 | Feature

Georgia at a Crossroads: A Report on Coal Ash

An in-depth report on how Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater — and what we can do to protect our water.

December 13, 2018 | Report

Georgia at a Crossroads: Groundwater contamination from coal ash threatens the Peach State

Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater. For the first time in 2018, utilities were forced to publicly report groundwater monitoring data on their websites because of new transparency requirements imposed by 2015 federal coal ash regulations. The Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice examined that data and determined that 92 percent (11 of 12) of Georgia’s coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater with one or more toxic pollutants.

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