The Latest On: Coal Ash
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."
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.”
“The floodplain of a major river is the worst possible location for a waste site, especially one at the massive scale of the Wabash Coal Generating Station coal ash ponds.”
Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: "We have a one-two punch. First, we don't get an enforceable rule, and the EPA cuts us out of the process guiding its formation."