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July 8, 2014 | Press Release

Statement of Waterkeepers & Fishermen on Anticipated WA State Fish Announcement

The Governor has announced that he will present a “path forward” on Washington’s fish consumption standard and development of human health water quality criteria on July 9, 2014.

Earthjustice, representing the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Columbia Riverkeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, North Sound Baykeeper, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 2013 to enforce EPA’s obligation to step in with protective standards where the state has failed to do so.

June 24, 2014 | Feature

Photos: Life Without Clean Water

In early 2014, a month after a coal chemical spill contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians, residents across the state were still awaiting clean water. A deeper look at this crisis reveals failures in our chemical safety regulations and the coal industry's dirty water legacy in West Virginia. But it also reveals a triumph of the human spirit: how West Virginians take care of their own in times of need.

May 14, 2014 | Case

Ending Dangerous Coal Ash Pollution into the Ohio River

Time-lapse photography from a camera strapped to a tree captured a year’s worth of images proving that dangerous coal ash wastewater from a plant owned by the utility company Louisville Gas & Electric is pouring unabated into the Ohio River.

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