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December 13, 2018 | Feature

Georgia at a Crossroads: A Report on Coal Ash

An in-depth report on how Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater — and what we can do to protect our water.

December 13, 2018 | Report

Georgia at a Crossroads: Groundwater contamination from coal ash threatens the Peach State

Georgia’s coal-fired power plants, after decades of unsafe disposal of coal ash, have severely polluted the underlying groundwater. For the first time in 2018, utilities were forced to publicly report groundwater monitoring data on their websites because of new transparency requirements imposed by 2015 federal coal ash regulations. The Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice examined that data and determined that 92 percent (11 of 12) of Georgia’s coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater with one or more toxic pollutants.

October 22, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Meet Abigail Dillen

New President Abigail Dillen discusses her vision for Earthjustice’s future as the organization battles the assault on environmental safeguards and pushes for a rapid shift to 100% clean energy.

October 22, 2018 | Legal Document

CCR Rule Phase One, Part One Petition For Review

Pursuant to Section 7006(a)(1) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6976(a)(1), Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 15, and D.C. Circuit Rule 15, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Clean Water Action, Prairie Rivers Network, Hoosier Environmental Council, HEAL Utah, and Sierra Club file this petition for review of the final action of Respondents United States Environmental Protection Agency and Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, entitled Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase One, Part One) 2 and issued on July 30, 2018. See 83 Fed. Reg. 36,435 (July 30, 2018).

October 15, 2018 | Feature

The Impacts Of The Ash

As we fight the Trump administration’s attempts to weaken protections for our air and water, Americans explain how coal ash contaminates our lives.

September 27, 2018 | Legal Document

Oklahoma Coal Ash Plan RCRA Complaint

Plaintiffs Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Local Environmental Action Demanded Agency, Inc. (“LEAD Agency”), and Sierra Club (collectively “Plaintiffs”) hereby bring a citizen suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 6972(a)(2) against Defendants Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (collectively “EPA” or “Defendants”), for failing to perform a nondiscretionary duty required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) to develop and publish minimum guidelines for public participation in state coal combustion residuals (“coal ash” or “CCR”) programs. Plaintiffs also allege violations of RCRA and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) by Defendants for unlawfully approving Oklahoma’s coal ash permit program.

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