I-TEAM: Email reveals how much coal ash has leaked from stranded barge

An internal email obtained by the News4JAX I-TEAM from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission details how much coal ash has spilled from a leaking barge off the coast of Atlantic Beach.
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Toxics

West Virginia coal plants need upgrades. Three states will decide their fate

Three West Virginia coal-fired power plants owned by Ohio-based American Electric Power may be on borrowed time.
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Toxics

Ship carrying coal ash from Puerto Rico to Georgia spills ‘very nasty stuff’ off Jacksonville coast

On March 14, 2021, a cargo ship called the Bridgeport departed Guayama, Puerto Rico, bound for a private port in Jacksonville.
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Toxics

Overturning dirty heritage: The new rules aim to tighten regulations on forgotten coal by-products

After years of efforts by environmental activists to drive action on the issue, the Illinois Contamination Control Commission has released findings and recommendations related to the regulation of coal ash storage.

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Toxics

Bennett pushes for new safeguards on removal of coal ash pollution

State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) advanced legislation through the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee Thursday to continue efforts to protect Illinois communities from toxic coal ash pollution.

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Toxics

Burning coal causes more than air pollution. Updated report looks at coal ash contamination.

Some coal fired power plants are being closed. Still, most of Michigan's utilities heavily rely on coal.

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Toxics

Neha Pathak: Coal ash threatens public health as climate-related storms increase

Tackling coal ash waste must be a priority for our leaders, and we are fortunate that President Joe Biden and his administration are already targeting harmful federal policies that let this waste seep into our communities.

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Toxics

This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along

A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.
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Justice

TVA coal ash disaster revisited: Is it time for EPA to regulate the toxic sludge as hazardous waste?

It was midnight, Dec. 21, 2008, when a failure of a dike containing coal ash at the Tennessee Valley Authority's coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee, created a tsunami wave carrying 1.1 billion gallons of toxic ash.

Justice

Declassifying coal power plant ash as hazardous waste sparks concern in Indonesia

Villagers in the Indonesian district of Suralaya, Banten province, have for over 35 years lived near a massive coal-fired power station.

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Justice

Georgia Senate committee tables bill to tighten monitoring requirements for ash generated by coal-burning power plants

Legislation would require groundwater monitoring at ash ponds that have been closed to continue for 50 years after the closure is completed
Justice

Indiana General Assembly: 2/3rds of environmental bills filed are dead

As the session passes its halfway point, more than two-thirds of bills related to the environment are now dead. Here's what they would have done.
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Justice

North Carolina: Cooper nominates new DEQ head

If confirmed, Dionne Delli-Gatti would follow in the footsteps of Michael Regan, who also came from the EDF and is now headed to the EPA.

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Justice

The true cost of energy monopolies

Duke Energy’s influence in North Carolina goes well beyond the electricity bill.
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Following up with families from ‘Fractured,’ EHN’s fracking investigation in western Pennsylvania

"The series finally brought to light that we're not the only ones being impacted, that this is a serious problem across the board, and that the industry should be held accountable."

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Invasives and invasions pit humans versus nature.

Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Is it up to consumers, businesses, or politicians to tackle toxics? All of the above.

We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

"Now that the water is clean, now that the fish are back ... it is so clean and glorious that everybody wants to be there."

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