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The Latest On: Coal

July 2, 2008 | Case

Challenging the Highwood Power Plant

Earthjustice stopped a proposal to build a coal-fired power plant on one of the last of Lewis and Clark’s remaining campsites.

March 12, 2008 | Article

Profiles in … Cowardice?

Global warming is clearly one of the pre-eminent environmental challenges of our time. Yet, when some federal regulators are presented with an opportunity to meet the challenge, they prefer to do nothing.

May 30, 2007 | Case

Challenging the Glades Power Plant

Earthjustice successfully blocked the creation of the country’s largest coal-fired power plant right next to the Florida Everglades, on the country’s most important sensitive natural resources.

April 11, 2007 | Case

Challenging The Sunflower Coal Plant Permit

Earthjustice is fighting to prevent the construction of an unnecessary and polluting new coal-fired power plant in Kansas. Earthjustice won a big victory in 2013 when the Kansas Supreme Court agreed that the air permit for the proposed plant was illegal and struck it down, sending the company back to the drawing board.

November 7, 2005 | Case

Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. On behalf of local and national groups, Earthjustice is working in federal courts to bring the protections of the Clean Water Act to the people, communities and waters of Appalachia.

March 2, 2004 | Case

Cleaning Up New York Coal Plants

When EPA refused to veto operating permits for two New York coal plants that were violating their emission limits, Earthjustice sued and won a critical lawsuit that affirmed the agency’s duty to act.