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The Latest On: Coal

July 11, 2019 | Legal Document

Petition for Administrative Review

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management unlawfully has issued a permit to a new and massive refinery that would be the first of its kind in the United States and would emit tons of dangerous air pollution in Spencer County, Indiana.

July 8, 2019 | Legal Document

Petition for Review: Pennsylvania Nitrogen Oxide Controls

Pursuant to Section 307(b)(l) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7607(b)(l), and Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 15, Sierra Club hereby files this petition for review of the final action of Respondents United States Environmental Protection Agency and Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, entitled "Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Amendments Addressing Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements Under the 1997 and 2008 9-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards" and issued on May 9, 2019.

June 19, 2019 | Legal Document

Ohio Supreme Court First Energy DMR Decision

The Ohio Supreme Court overturned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s approval of a FirstEnergy bailout that left customers footing a nearly $600 million bill. The bailout — misleadingly named the Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) — has cost customers up to $204 million annually since it was approved in 2017, and, as the Supreme Court ruled, provided no guarantees the funds would go to grid modernization, nor that there were proper customer safeguards in place. Instead, those funds could be siphoned off from FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities, and used to bail FirstEnergy Corp. out of its poor coal and nuclear investments.
June 6, 2019 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

Earthjustice attorneys and our client and partner in litigation, Prairie River Network discuss cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater in Illinois and across America.