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Alabama PSC's Gift List: Power Company "Nice," Alabamians "Naughty"?

Every year on the second Tuesday in December, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) holds a public meeting about Alabama Power's rate structure and the cost impacts of keeping coal-fired power plants…

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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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How Will Hurricane Irma Impact Coal Ash in her Path?

Last year, Hurricane Matthew spilled coal waste into the Neuse River and burst the dirt embankment of a cooling pond at the H.F. Lee power plant in Goldsboro, NC. As record-breaking Hurricane…

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Democracy in Action: Why I Asked EPA Not to Roll Back Water Pollution Standards

This blog was written by SACE's High Risk Energy Intern, Kailie Melchior.

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Walking in Memphis—Just Feet Above a Coal Ash Cesspool

This guest blog by Lisa Evans, Sr. Administrative Counsel at Earthjustice, is re-posted from July 19, 2017. The original appears here. Memphis residents now have another reason to sing the blues. Last…

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Pruitt EPA Should Deny New Utility Move to Weaken Federal Coal Ash Rule

Late on Friday, May 12, following on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) giving in to industry on coal ash water pollution rules [UPDATE: send your comment on the water…

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Pruitt EPA's Water Pollution Delay Extends Uncertainty for Southeast Coal Plants

UPDATE: Send your comment to EPA by July 6. Since 1982, little has changed about the toxic pollution coal-fired power plants are allowed to dump in water, although change was on its…

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What's Wrong With This Picture? TVA's So-Called Coal Ash "Solution"

The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to "clean up" 13.4 million tons of coal ash by capping it in place. Our new animation shows why cap in place is not a solution for…

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New Executive Order Threatens US Progress on Climate Action

Given his appointment of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - a man with a long history of challenging health-based environmental regulations in court  - President Trump's Energy Independence…

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First Government-Owned Plant "Off the Island:" Florida's Coal Plant Reality Show Heats Up

Who will be voted off the island next? Florida's dwindling cast of coal plant survivors just lost two stalwart characters, government-owned St. Johns River Power Park Units 1 and 2. While this definitely…