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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.

January 26, 2018 | Legal Document

EW Brown Citizen Suit Circuit Court Appeal

Notice is hereby given that Kentucky Waterways Alliance and Sierra Club, hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from the final judgment entered in this action on the 28th day of December, 2017.

January 2, 2018 | In the News: WFPL

Judge Dismisses Herrington Lake Coal Ash Lawsuit

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The state really has an opportunity here to show us that none of these legal efforts are necessary. If the state were to do its job, we wouldn’t have ever needed to pursue a federal lawsuit. This is an opportunity for the state to finally face up to the situation that’s been created in Herrington Lake and force the company to come to the table and offer up real solutions for how to clean up its mess.”

November 19, 2017 | In the News: Utility Dive

EPA To Push Coal Ash Rule Revisions At D.C. Circuit Hearing

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "EPA’s imminent 'reconsideration' of the coal ash rule means only one thing, EPA is again turning its back on public health and safety and siding with the polluters. The EPA’s status report is just another example of agency policy to kowtow to corporate interests."

November 17, 2017 | In the News: Science Friday

Coal Ash Pollution In Kentucky Lake Is Worse Than Expected

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “If we could resolve this outside of a lawsuit, that would be better,. But the only way that I can see that happening would be if the company was willing to take responsibility for its contributions to the very serious contamination we’ve seen in the lake and offer to take much more meaningful steps both to stop further pollution and clean up the pollution that’s already out there.”


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