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January 25, 2022 | In the News: Corporate Knights

Could rare earth minerals give coal country a second life?

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “How do you extract [rare earth] in a way that doesn’t create more of an environmental hazard, that doesn’t endanger workers and that doesn’t leave toxic waste for the community? All these questions have to be answered.”

January 13, 2022 | Letter

EPA Letter to AES-Puerto Rico Jan 11, 2022

Confirmation of the discussion between the Environmental Protection Agency and AES Puerto Rico (AES) staff during conference call on October 1, 2021, regarding the coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfill liner project at the AES Puerto Rico power plant.

January 11, 2022 | In the News: CNN

EPA begins enforcement on clean up of toxic coal-ash ponds

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Enforcement of the rule's provisions is desperately needed, as coal plants have demonstrated they don't care about polluting water or putting people's health at risk, and they have taken full advantage of the Trump EPA's hands-off policy. The result is nationwide pollution of water at coal plants.”