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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.”

January 11, 2022 | In the News: The Hill

EPA takes steps toward addressing toxic coal residue

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “EPA, has not, to date, since the rule was promulgated in 2015, enforced the rule. It’s stunning that there have been no enforcement actions when in fact there is widespread, substantial noncompliance.”

December 5, 2021 | In the News: CNN

Gambling ‘America’s Amazon’

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “You can’t see coal ash contaminating underlying groundwater … you can’t see the slow pollution of the adjacent river and the dying of the fish.”

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