Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Since the early 1900s, that site has been a cause of health hazards to the community. It’s blocked their access to the lake. It has emitted hazardous air pollution. It’s time that property be turned into something that’s beneficial to the community.”
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Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Damage in Pines has not yet been remedied — everyone is not on clean water. And when coal ash is allowed to escape into the environment, it’s hard to get back."
Environmental advocacy group Earthjustice had asked for the extension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thomas Cmar, Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “What’s most significant about this settlement is it appears the EPA caught the company red-handed not using the controls they already had in place.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "EPA is proposing that there be an alternate liner, but that is really no liner at all."