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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,…

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Special Report: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights

Guest Blog by Sue Sturgis, Editorial Director, Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South SPECIAL REPORT: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights Standing out among the more than 250…

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Taking Dirty Coal to Court in Georgia

On September 13, SACE, represented by GreenLaw and the Southern Environmental Law Center, and our allies at the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, and Fall-Line Alliance for a Clean Environment (FACE),…

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SACE Staff Testify at EPA Coal Ash Hearing

On Tuesday September 14 in Charlotte, NC hundreds of citizens, environmentalists, industry representatives and others gathered to voice their opinions about EPA's two proposals to regulate coal ash waste - the hazardous…

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Tennesseans Voice Coal Ash Concerns Despite EPA Initial Oversight

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initially appearing to have ignored TN in the siting of Coal Ash Public Hearings, the citizens of East Tennessee held their own public hearing to ensure…

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Federal Agency Knocks PACE Off Course

Florida Clean Energy Needs Leadership The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the U.S. housing finance regulator) recently solidified its opposition to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The lone renewable energy initiative that…

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Time to crack down on toxic coal ash

SACE is closely following the issue of coal ash waste, and the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to finally regulate the toxic by-product of burning coal.  To highlight the importance of…

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Appeals Court Undermines Regional Clean Air

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Virginia, struck a very serious blow to Southeast air quality last week when it overturned an interstate nuisance ruling in the case of Tennessee…

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Legal Victory Spells Trouble for Plant Washington

This week marked a major victory for clean water and a step in the right direction for clean energy in Georgia, as a judge threw out water use permits for the proposed…

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EPA Proposes New Air Quality Rules

Electric Generating Units, particularly coal plants, are the leading source of SO2 and NOx Just as summer is hitting an epic peak of blistering hot temperatures and contributing to terrible air quality…