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August 15, 2017 | In the News: Associated Press

EPA To Rewrite Coal Plant Pollution Rules

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Power plants are by far the largest offenders when it comes to dumping deadly toxics into our lakes and rivers. It's hard to believe that our government officials right now are so beholden to big business that they are willing to let power plants continue to dump lead, mercury, chromium and other dangerous chemicals into our water supply."

July 20, 2017 | In the News: Mother Jones

Coal Ash: Coming to a Town Near You?

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “This is the injustice of it all. Building a landfill is 19th century technology. The money [utility companies save] amounts to pennies.”

July 10, 2017 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback Playing Out At Indiana Coal Plant

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is an early example of the impacts that the Trump EPA’s moves to illegally roll back public health and environmental protections are having. We are very concerned that utilities across the country will make similar moves to delay long-overdue cleanups of the toxic mess that coal-fired power plants generate.”

May 25, 2017 | In the News: WKU Public Radio

Coal Ash Emergency Plans Are Now Public, But Residents Remain In The Dark

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Emergency plans are just pro forma for dams, which ordinarily hold water. So it’s a no-brainer that contingency or emergency plans should be necessary for dams that are impounding toxic waste. And yet, it was only until last week the public could see these plans, and only until last month that the EPA actually required them.”

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