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November 21, 2019 | Report

Expert Report: Fort Bliss Waste Sites and Potential Human Health Impacts at Proposed Migrant Detention Center

An expert report reviewing documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests to the U.S. Army, including emails from the U.S. Army and Department of Homeland Security. The report notes notes that there were several problems with the project at Fort Bliss, including that the Army did not adequately investigate to determine what types of waste had been disposed of at the site, and more.

November 21, 2019 | Crónica

Frenando las Celdas Tóxicas

Una colección sin precedentes de documentos gubernamentales revela el proceso de la administración Trump para crear centros de detención de migrantes.

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Coal Combustion Residuals Rule

Proposal allows dumping in leaking coal ash ponds to remain open until 2038. Each year that closure is delayed, utilities will dump tens of millions of tons of toxic waste into these leaking ponds.

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

ELG Rule Fact Sheet

Proposed Rule Would Allow Utilities To Continue To Use Outdated, Ineffective Water Treatment

November 4, 2019 | Fact Sheet

Status of U.S. Coal Ash Disposal Units

Owners and operators have reported compliance information for 737 coal ash surface impoundments and landfills regulated by the 2015 Coal Ash Rule to date, located in 43 states and Puerto Rico.

October 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Phase 2 Comments: EPA-HQ-OLEM-2018-0524

Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Enhancing Public Access to Information; Reconsideration of Beneficial Use Criteria and Piles. Comments of Earthjustice, Comité Diálogo Ambiental, Inc., Environmental Integrity Project, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Sierra Club, Southern Environmental Law Center, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Citizens Coal Council, Clean Water For North Carolina, Clean Wisconsin, Hoosier Environmental Council, Montana Environmental Information Center, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Winyah Rivers Alliance, Prairie Rivers Network, Yadkin Riverkeeper, and Vive Borikén

September 27, 2019 | Legal Document

Financial Responsibility Comments: EPA-HQ-SFUND-2019-0085

Comments Letter on Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Facilities in the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry. Submitted by Earthjustice on behalf of Sierra Club, Earthworks, Environmental Integrity Project, and Western Organization of Resource Councils.