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Coal Ash

The Latest On: Coal Ash

August 4, 2020 | In the News: The Oklahoman

New Coal Ash Disposal Rule Targeted

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Every day, hazardous coal ash is polluting drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams around the country. This is yet another time that the administration put the interests of lobbyists before the health of Americans. We’ll see the Trump administration in court.”

July 21, 2020 | In the News: Muskogee Phoenix

Plaintiffs Renew Challenge Of State's Coal Ash Rules

Jenny Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "We believe RCRA — the statute authorizing approval of state coal ash program and setting out public participation mandates — requires greater opportunity for public involvement in permitting of toxic coal ash dumps than Oklahoma's program provides. For some ash dumps that has been no involvement whatsoever."

May 4, 2020 | In the News: Northwest Indiana Times

Environmental Groups Push NIPSCO On Coal Ash Removal Plans

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Since the early 1900s, that site has been a cause of health hazards to the community. It’s blocked their access to the lake. It has emitted hazardous air pollution. It’s time that property be turned into something that’s beneficial to the community.”

March 20, 2020 | Fact Sheet

Coal Ash: Background Information

A backgrounder on coal ash and its impacts, a summary of the years-long efforts to safeguard communities from this toxic waste, and a guide to the ongoing attempts to erase those gains.

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