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February 26, 2014 | Video

A Hero is Someone Who Doesn't Get Used to This

Mountain Hero Larry Gibson's courage to stand up against mountaintop removal mining inspired and gave voice to countless other Americans who live with the injustices of environmental pollution and destruction.

April 23, 2018 | Press Release: Victory

Millennium Coal Loses Again

Proposed coal export terminal suffers another blow, this time from appellate board

January 30, 2018 | Letter

Vermilion Power Plant Coal Ash Notice Letter

The Vermilion Power Station is a retired coal-fired power plant located approximately five miles north of the village of Oakwood, Illinois. The plant sits on the west bank of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River (“Middle Fork”), in a 17-mile section designated as Illinois’ only National Scenic River and first State Scenic River. From the mid-1950s until 2011, the plant burned coal and generated millions of tons of coal combustion residuals (“coal ash”).

January 29, 2018 | Blog Post

We’re Fighting to Keep Coal out of a Kentucky Lake

Represented by their lawyers at Earthjustice, Kentucky Waterways Alliance and Sierra Club just filed an appeal to force Kentucky Utilities to clean up toxic coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake.

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