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Southeast states fight to avoid becoming coal ash dumping ground

WRITTEN BY Gillian Neimark, Southeast Energy News. To see the original publication of this article by Southeast Energy News, Click here: https://energynews.us/2017/03/02/southeast/southeast-states-fight-to-avoid-becoming-coal-ash-dumping-ground/

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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…

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Top 3 Coal Ash Stories to Follow in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an important year for coal ash in the Southeast. There's so much happening at once. As utilities begin closing coal ash pits, communities and advocates are…

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What Is Your Electric Utility Planning for its Coal Ash?

Utilities in the Southeast are already starting to "close" toxic coal ash pits. We calculated how much ash will be excavated and how much will be left in mostly unlined pits posing…

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Alabama PSC limits public words on energy mix... draw them a picture instead

As in years past, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) severely limited discussion of Alabama Power's choices about its mix of energy sources at the one and only opportunity for public discussion…

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Coal ash protesters arrested in Puerto Rico

This post is adapted from a November 23 press release from Ruth Santiago, Esq. and Yvette González Cuascut. 41 people were arrested on Thursday, November 24 and Puerto Ricans continued to march…

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"Dirty Dozen" 2016 presents yet another strike against coal-fired Plant Hammond

A new report, released on November 16, explains the concerning weaknesses of Georgia's water pollution permits. When these permits are inevitably strengthened to limit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other toxic discharges from…

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Guest Post: Another Duke Energy coal ash spill discovered into the Neuse River

This is a guest post from Waterkeepers Alliance. To read their original press release on the breaking story, click here. GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Waterkeeper Alliance and Sound Rivers have discovered a large…

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Question and Answer: An improved tool for watchdogging coal ash in the Southeast

This is a guest post originally reported on by Southeast Energy News. Click here to read the original article. For info about an upcoming webinar on SoutheastCoalAsh.org, go here. Coal ash waste…