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EPA Greenhouse Gas Limits to Take Effect in 2011

Despite what you may have heard about the United States’ continuing failure to address the dangers of global climate change, on January 2, 2011 greenhouse gases (GHGs) will, for the first time…

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Plant Washington Air Permit REJECTED by Georgia Court

In welcome and exciting news, the Georgia state court Judge, Ronit Walker, ruled Thursday that the proposed coal-fired Plant Washington air permits are inadequate to protect public health and the environment.  According…

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Deposing King Coal

This blog is a re-post from Facing South, the online magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies, and was written by Sue Sturgis on December 15, 2010.   Please also see SACE's blog,…

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Impacts of Kingston Coal Ash Spill Continue to Emerge

The last ash-burdened train departed Roane County, Tennessee and headed to Perry County, Alabama on December 1, 2010. The train’s load was toxic coal ash from the 2008 Kingston coal ash disaster…

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Southeast Coal Retirements Mount in 2010

Late last year we reported in this blog about the wave of old coal plant retirement announcements throughout the Southeast in which we counted 11 likely retirements in 4 Southeast states.  A…

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Breaking News: KY Smith Coal Plant Cancelled by Coop!

This blog is a repost from KFTC.  Congratulations to all the hard-working activists in KY who made this happen! Smith Plant Cancelled!  Clean energy collaboration planned. by Sara Pennington We have some…

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How much will Plant Washington really cost?

In 2008, ten Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) joined under the banner "Power4Georgians," and went public with a proposal to build a new coal-fired power plant in Sandersville, GA, known as Plant…

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Cousteau Short Film Highlights Kingston Coal Ash Spill

The Cousteau family, ardent advocates for ocean health and preservation, have extended their reach to fresh water - and lucky for us, to the grave issue of coal ash waste.  Alexandra Cousteau,…

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Tennessee Coal Ash Hearing Sends EPA Strong Message

On Wednesday, October 27th, EPA held an 8th and final public hearing on proposed coal ash regulations in Knoxville, TN.  EPA nearly left Tennessee off the list of public hearing sites, but…

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SACE Releases TN Coal Ash Report in Advance of EPA Public Hearing

Just a few weeks after the December 2008 Kingston coal ash disaster, on January 7, 2009, SACE Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, traveled to Washington, D.C. with five residents of Harriman,…