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April 13, 2017 | In the News: Politico

EPA To Reconsider Coal Plant Toxic Discharge Rule

Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We think the record doesn’t support any stay of the rule, and we want the case to move forward; we want our claims to be heard, not just industry’s."

April 10, 2017 | In the News: WKU Public Radio

Coal Ash Pollution Threatens Groundwater At Western Kentucky Power Plant

Thom Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: “Those arsenic numbers are off the charts. ... Their plan is basically, we’re going to dump some chemicals into the wastewater that will help the solid arsenic that might be in particle form settle out more effectively. So, the water will be clearer. It won’t necessarily be clean.”

April 7, 2017 | Feature

Sun Rises Over the Bluegrass State

Earthjustice attorney Shannon Fisk brings the clean energy fight to Kentucky as he topples a giant coal plant and helps pave the way for the state’s first large-scale solar farm.

April 2, 2017 | In the News: RTO Insider

Trump Policies Likely Little Help to Coal

Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “The fact that major utilities in Ohio are planning to shut down a number of dirty coal-fired power plants throughout the state should be an indication that the market is moving on to less costly and cleaner resources. We will be advocating to maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy as the best options for replacing coal plants, and for providing a just economic transition for coal workers and communities.”

February 10, 2017 | In the News: Associated Press

On The Effluent Rule

Thomas Cmar, Staff Attorney, Coal Program: "The rules were essentially establishing a standard that was many years overdue, and I think the industry has quickly adopted it because they've recognized that [failure to address the coal ponds] is a practice that needs to end. This is a significant liability for these plants."

January 11, 2017 | Report

Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping Report

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has undertaken scoping as part of its comprehensive review of the Federal coal program and has prepared this scoping report consistent with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requirements at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subpart 1501.7. Scoping is the process by which the BLM solicits internal and external input on the issues, impacts, and potential alternatives that will be addressed in an environmental impact statement (EIS), as well as the extent to which those issues and impacts should be analyzed in the NEPA document.

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