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August 23, 2020 | In the News: The Advocate-Messenger

Cabinet Agrees to Public Hearing Over Lake Pollution

Lauren Piette, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “We know that groundwater contamination entering the lake is a problem. We know it’s bad. But we don’t know just how bad it is, because KU has refused to attempt to fully map out the contaminated water flows.”

August 4, 2020 | In the News: The Oklahoman

New Coal Ash Disposal Rule Targeted

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Every day, hazardous coal ash is polluting drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams around the country. This is yet another time that the administration put the interests of lobbyists before the health of Americans. We’ll see the Trump administration in court.”

July 21, 2020 | In the News: Muskogee Phoenix

Plaintiffs Renew Challenge Of State's Coal Ash Rules

Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "We believe RCRA — the statute authorizing approval of state coal ash program and setting out public participation mandates — requires greater opportunity for public involvement in permitting of toxic coal ash dumps than Oklahoma's program provides. For some ash dumps that has been no involvement whatsoever."

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