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February 26, 2018 | In the News: Politico

Anti-Secrecy Lawsuits Soaring Against Pruitt’s EPA

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is not how government should work. The intent behind FOIA is that citizens are supposed to have the right to know what their government is up to, and clearly under this administration that’s not happening.”

February 2, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint re: violations of the FOIA by EPA

FOIA Complaint related to FOIA request EPA-HQ-2018-001207 which demands the release of any documents related to unprecedented changes surrounding Freedom of Information Act requests under EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

January 30, 2018 | Letter

Vermilion Power Plant Coal Ash Notice Letter

The Vermilion Power Station is a retired coal-fired power plant located approximately five miles north of the village of Oakwood, Illinois. The plant sits on the west bank of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River (“Middle Fork”), in a 17-mile section designated as Illinois’ only National Scenic River and first State Scenic River. From the mid-1950s until 2011, the plant burned coal and generated millions of tons of coal combustion residuals (“coal ash”).

January 29, 2018 | Article

We’re Fighting to Keep Coal out of a Kentucky Lake

Represented by their lawyers at Earthjustice, Kentucky Waterways Alliance and Sierra Club just filed an appeal to force Kentucky Utilities to clean up toxic coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake.

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