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Coal Ash

Kate Sheppard

Judge Directs EPA To Cough Up A Timeline For Finalizing Coal Ash Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

An Update on Coal Ash: In Words and on Film

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The story of coal ash keeps going nowhere. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about coal ash.

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants hav...

Celebrating Solar Power in North Carolina

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

With all the controversial climate and clean energy legislation in North Carolina in the past year, one might be surprised to hear that the state rank...

The Prettiest Pictures of Pollution You'll Ever See

Matt Zencey | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Matt Zencey

J Henry Fair wants us to rethink our role as consumers and reconsider the relentless drive to have more, more, and more.

"Is Humanity Suicidal?"

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Lyric Hughes Hale

Despite the evidence of climate change that is all around us, why don't we change our personal behaviors, and our public policies?

Clean Coal Turnabout?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.

Open Letter to the EPA: Top Three Must-Dos in Obama's Second Term

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

We all know about the fiscal cliff. Imagine there was an environmental cliff. If there was, here are three items that I think the EPA (and Congress) would need to move on.

And Climate Justice/Immigrant Rights for All: Georgia Students Take Lead in Uniting Movements

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Georgia students, galvanized by the groundbreaking work of Dream Act supporters and the visionary role of Freedom University, are serving as an organizing model for a growing "climate and immigrant justice freedom movement" across the country.

Clean Coal Is a Hoax, Mr. President, and You Know It, So Drop It

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Out of all the meaningless slogans bantered around this election season, President Obama's clinging to the "clean coal" banner ranks as one of the most specious. Coal is not and will never be clean.

TVA Liable For 2008 Coal Ash Spill

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

By James B. Kelleher Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is legally responsible for a 2008 accident that sent 5 million ...

Drink it in -- Big Wins for Clean Water

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Imagine you were facing a life-threatening illness, and your doctor told you this: "You need to move or you will never survive this stuff."

One Reason Behind India's Blackout: World Bank Policies and Neoliberalism

Daphne Wysham | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Half of India's population -- one-tenth of the planet's people -- lost power completely this week, with a blackout covering most of north India's highly populated states. What was the reason for the blackout?

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA Digs Into Landfill's Alleged Civil Rights Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate a complaint filed by residents of a largely African-American co...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Polluting the Poor in Alabama

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

The following story first appeared in the June 17, 2012 issue of "Huffington." magazine for the iPad. To learn more about the magazine, visit huffingt...

John Celock

Tea Party: Josh Mandel 'Will Fight Like Crazy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Tea Party leaders are touting their backing of state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in his U.S. Senate campaign, saying he is the only c...

Matt Sledge

Little Blue Run Expansion Worries Neighbors In Midst Of National Coal Ash Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Lawsuit Planned Over Massive Dump

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

An environmentalist group announced Wednesday it will be filing a lawsuit against utility company FirstEnergy over alleged environmental violations at...

Matt Sledge

Coal Ash Amendment To House Transportation Bill Would 'Line Industry's Pocketbooks,' Critics Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

As the House of Representatives votes on an extension to its transportation bill Wednesday, environmental advocates are crying foul on an amendment th...

Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A product used not just by farmers but also by lots of us common variety home gardeners and lawn groomers has been linked to a variety of unsavory health effects from cancer (in people) to hormonal disruptions (in animals).

Groups Sue For Coal Ash Standards

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

April 5 (Reuters) - A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to force the Obama administration to finalize new rules regulati...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic and...

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Toxic Contamination From Coal Ash Detected At More U.S. Sites

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green

* Power plant waste product newly detected in 10 states * EPA, watchdog group see total 157 contaminated sites * Those w...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The buck st...