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July 29, 2021 | Report

Background Report: Benefits of Coal Ash Cleanup and Remediation (Applied Economics Clinic)

This report by a team of economists estimates the economic benefits associated with coal ash cleanup and remediation at the three power plants analyzed by KirK Engineering & Natural Resources in Montana, South Carolina, and Indiana. AEC’s analyses presents the economic impacts of two cleanup options estimated using (1) descriptions and costs of cleanup and remediation activities developed by KirK Engineering & Natural Resources Inc. and (2) AEC custom analysis using the IMPLAN model.

July 29, 2021 | Report

Cleaning Up Coal Ash For Good

How clean closure of coal ash impoundments provides jobs, economic benefits, and redevelopment opportunities for host communities

May 24, 2021 | In the News: Albuquerque Journal

Turning NM coal ash into green products

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “The question is, can it be done technically and economically? If this company can do it, it could bring employment to an area where coal plants are retiring while also providing a recycling solution for coal ash.”

May 19, 2021 | In the News: Capitol News Illinois

New rules aim to tighten regulations on forgotten byproduct of coal

Jennifer Cassel, Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “We’re one of the first states to really take a comprehensive approach at how we deal with coal ash ponds. I think the transparency and public participation provisions in particular are ones that could serve as models for other states, and really making sure that communities voices are heard in how to how to best limit the pollution from this stuff.”