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Coal Ash Spill

The Coal Ash Money Train -- North Carolina's Poisoned Democracy

Rep. Pricey Harrison | Posted 03.15.2017 | Green
Rep. Pricey Harrison

It's clear that when corporate dollars pervade the government systems built to protect the public, we can no longer count on government to do its job and look after its most vulnerable communities.

Duke Energy Close To Settling With Government Over Spill

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green

(Corrects to remove extraneous word "has" in second paragraph) * Says could reach settlement in "next several days" * Re...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Long-Anticipated Rules For Disposal Of Coal Ash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released new rules Friday for the disposal of coal ash, the first national guidelines for dealing wi...

North Carolina May Order Duke Energy To Move Coal Ash

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 25 (Reuters) - State regulators in North Carolina may force Duke Energy Corp to move thousands of ...

Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Despite being a political football [pdf] that had been tossed around Capitol Hill, the coal industry and EPA headquarters throughout the '90s and early aughts, coal ash was rarely a topic of dinner conversation around most American supper tables, I suspect.

Kate Sheppard

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Push For Long-Delayed Federal Regulations | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash flowed into North Carolina's Dan River on Sunday, prompting renewed calls for long-delayed f...

Kate Sheppard

Judge Directs EPA To Cough Up A Timeline For Finalizing Coal Ash Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a plan for finalizing federal regulations on coal ash ...

Matt Sledge

Little Blue Run Expansion Worries Neighbors In Midst Of National Coal Ash Fight | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

LAWRENCEVILLE, W.Va. -- When Beulah Bryant married her husband and moved to this rural corner of the state 50 years ago, she thought she’d died and ...

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Just days before the three-year anniversary of the devastating dike failure at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Environment...

Another Coal Ash Spill -- This Time in Lake Michigan

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Monday's Lake Michigan coal ash collapse shows that states are not protecting our health and our environment from cancer-causing coal ash, and as long as EPA fails to act, there will be more coal ash destruction.

Coal Ash: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harmon Leon

What is coal ash and why should we be concerned?

One Year Later, TVA Coal Ash Spill Problems Still Far From Over | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A year ago, a massive coal ash spill took place in Tennessee. About 5.4 million cubic yards of ash ended up in a river and covering the private proper...

Coal Ash On 60 Minutes: Lax Coal Ash Recycling Practices "An Outrage"

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lesley Stahl on Sunday's 60 Minutes did an in-depth look at the problems with the by-products of coal production, commonly known as coal ash. Coal ash...

EPA Reveals Dangerous Coal Ash Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Map Data : Contribute data : The Environmental Protection Agency released on Monday afternoon a list of 44 "high hazard potential" coal ash sites t...

Old Habits Die Hard

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

And although we are seeing real leadership from the Obama administration on coal issues, Big Coal implanted itself deep in the federal bureaucracy during the Bush years, and it still has powerful allies it can call on.

Coal Ash Spills Too Dangerous To Reveal To Public, Says DHS (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how bad has the coal ash situation gotten in the United States? So bad that the Department of Homeland Security has told Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca...

We Are Here For Your Protection

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Saying something is for the "protection" of the American people is usually code for "covering our own asses." The recent coal ash spill in Tennessee was 100 times worse than the Exxon-Valdez spill.

Finally Standards for Coal Ash... Just in Time?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Dr. Bill Chameides is the dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He blogs regu...

A View to a Spill: Coal Ash Slideshow

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It's one thing for a group of scientists to suggest turning lemons into lemonade in the case of the TVA spill, but the folks living this nightmare don't seem to like the sour taste. Who can blame them?

TVA Downplays Tennessee Coal Ash Spill

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

A TVA memo scooped by the AP confirms what locals have been saying in the wake of the catastrophe, that TVA is more concerned with covering up than cleaning up its mess.

Coal is Dirty From Start to Finish

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

If the mining of coal is dirty, the burning of coal is dirty, and the waste left over from burning and processing coal is dirty, what's the solution?

Hundreds Of Coal Ash Dumps Across US Lack Regulation

New York Times | SHAILA DEWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The coal ash pond that ruptured and sent a billion gallons of toxic sludge across 300 acres of East Tennessee last month was only one of more than 1,3...

Canoeing Into Tennessee Coal Sludge (Video)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

The irony of a TVA cop giving us citations for criminal trespassing, even though we were in U.S. Waters, while islands of toxic coal ash were sitting behind him, did not escape me.

Tennessee Governor Bredesen To Tour Coal Sludge Site | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to his statement, the governor says he "fully expects TVA to fulfill its pledge to take all appropriate actions to assist those affected and...

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Before And After -- And What's Next

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The online environmental community is abuzz with reports of all kinds about the coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee, ranging from first-hand accounts t...