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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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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…

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Guest Post: Southeast states fight to avoid becoming coal ash dumping ground

WRITTEN BY Gillian Neimark Southeast Energy News Click here to see the original publication of this article by Southeast Energy News. “The Southeast does not want to become the low-cost, low-environmental protection…

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About 200 Georgians Met with Legislators Urging Passage of Critical Coal Ash Legislation

Yesterday, as about 200 Georgians gathered at the Capitol Building, State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) filed legislation to address Georgia’s toxic coal ash pollution. H.B. 387 requires utilities to submit a “major…

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How Solar Could Help Replace Coal in Central Florida

Lakeland, FL leaders now acknowledge that retiring the McIntosh 3 coal-fired power generator is a question of when, not if. Lakeland Electric, which operates the 364MW plant and co-owns it with Orlando…