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EPA Releases Long-Anticipated Rules For Disposal Of Coal Ash

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

New Media Keeping Coal Ash Spill from Drowning in the Muck (VIDEO)

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

Volunteer organizations and individuals were largely responsible helping inject this disaster into the national media. I am hopeful we will see even more examples of this new media from the impacted residents.

Household Trash is Managed Better Than The TVA's Coal Ash

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While your municipal government does a good job of handling your trash, the Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to protect Americans from hazardous waste. Coal ash fits the bill.

A Message to Congress: Energy Smart Programs Will Save the Economy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Despite Friday's piece in the Times, there seems to be a growing consensus around Washington that the road to our nation's economic salvation will be ...

Erin Brockovich To Visit Coal Ash Spill Site

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Erin Brockovich, the famous environmental advocate and law expert, will be visiting Tennessee to investigate ...

Coal Ash Spill In Tennessee Much Larger Than Initially Estimated

New York Times | SHAILA DEWAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A coal ash spill that blanketed residential neighborhoods and contaminated nearby rivers in Roane County, Tenn., earlier this week is more than three ...

Massive Coal Sludge Spill Devastates Tennessee Town

Treehugger | Matthew Mcdermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental disaster of epic proportions just happened in Tennessee. Monday night 2.6 million cubic yards (the equivalent of 525.2 million gallon...