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Coal Ash

The Latest On: Coal Ash

March 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Motion for Summary Judgment: Oklahoma Coal Ash Program Challenge

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., LEAD Agency, Inc., and Sierra Club respectfully submit this motion seeking summary judgment on all claims. This case is about U.S. EPA’s first-ever approval of a state permit program to regulate the disposal of coal combustion residuals.

March 4, 2019 | Feature

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

733 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards since 2015. We analyzed the data. Here’s what it said.

March 3, 2019 | Legal Document

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy:Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

Written and researched by Abel Russ and Courtney Bernhardt of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Lisa Evans of Earthjustice. Data gathering, analysis, and mapping by Keene Kelderman, Mariah Lamm, and Courtney Bernhardt (EIP) and Andrew Rehn of Prairie Rivers Network. Compliance monitoring assistance from Flora Champenois and Henry Weaver (Earthjustice). Data gathering assistance from Kira Burkhart, Flora Ji, Ben Kunstman, Camden Marcucci, Sammie McCormick, Hayley Roy, and Namratha Sivakumar (EIP); Akriti Bhargava, Katherine Clements, Tess Fields, Lauren Hogrewe, Harry Libarle, and Claire Pfitzinger (Sierra Club); Ricki Draper (Appalachian Voices); Susan Lee (NRDC); and Roland Rivera. Graphics and editing by Ari Phillips, with editing assistance by Lisa Evans, Earthjustice. Made possible with help from Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. 

December 14, 2018 | Feature

Secrets in the Ash

New tests reveal that coal ash is contaminating groundwater across America. Now, regulators want to weaken monitoring and cleanup requirements.

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