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Tennessee 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 ...

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...

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.

The Coal Ash Dilemma

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

2011-10-13-Screenshot20111013at4.12.55PM.jpgOur reliance on coal for electricity production has produced about 600 coal ash dumps around the country.

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?

The Government Wants To Stop Another TVA Coal Ash Disaster, But Doesn't Want To Hear About It

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would put in place rules to ensure the safe disposal of coal ash, the toxic waste leftover after coal is burned to produce electricity.

Scrutinizing Inaction

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

With the announcement earlier this week that President Obama will nominate Jacob Lew to replace Peter Orszag at the Office of Management and Budget (O...

9 Worst Coal Mine Catastrophes (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As we were tragically reminded last week with the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that claimed 29 lives in West Virginia, coal mining is a dangerous an...

Tennessee Valley Authority Fined $11.5 Million For 'Unprecedented' Coal Ash Spill

AP | BILL POOVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has been hit with penalties totaling $11.5 million for the December 2008 coal ash spill at o...

One Year Later, TVA Coal Ash Spill Problems Still Far From Over

treehugger.com | 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's Ash Is on the Line

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Nearly a hundred million tons of toxic coal ash and related coal combustion wastes pile up in unlined ponds and pits across the U.S. every year, the second largest solid waste stream in the nation.

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 ...

Green News Report - June 23, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT:: Saving the planet on less than 50 cents a day!; Energy companies sued for conspiracy; Do not ask for whom the Toll House co...

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...

The Empire Strikes Back

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

We need to act quickly to educate members of the Senate that coal ash is a hazardous substance and should be regulated as such.

Debate: Roberts v. 'Clean Coal' Flack Joe Lucas

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There was an online debate between me and Joe Lucas, spokesflack for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. When he received my questions, he ran off like a pansy.

EPA Taking Over Cleanup of Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This is yet another example of the Obama EPA taking responsible action to return the agency to its core mission -- that of protecting America's natural resources and safeguarding public health.

ATTN Matthew Wald at the NY Times: Does This Look Like "Environment-Friendly" Coal to You?!

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

If we want to truly clean up coal, it's time to start with these three policies, each taking a major step to clean up one stage of the dirty-as-can-be coal life-cycle.

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?

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.

Exposure To TVA Coal Spill Could Have 'Severe Health Implications'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Duke University press release: Durham, NC -- A report by Duke University scientists who analyzed water and ash samples from last month's coal sludg...

Why Was Coal Sludge Story Big On Twitter, Small On National Sources?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three days before Christmas, a billion gallons of liquefied coal ash poured out through a broken retaining wall, inundating fifteen homes, covering hu...

Coal is Dirty. Period.

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The coal industry has been behaving irresponsibly for decades. Each year, coal-fired power plants cause 21,000 hospitalizations, 38,000 heart attacks and 24,000 unnecessary deaths.

Tenn. Congressmen Seek $25M In Stimulus For Coal Cleanup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Two Tennessee congressmen say they are seeking $25 million from a federal economic stimulus bill to help pay for cleaning u...

TVA PR Memo Shows Company "Whittled Away" Descriptions Of Coal Spill

AP | DUNCAN MANSFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The massive coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant last month wasn't so much "catastrophic" as it was a "...