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SELC op-ed: New federal coal ash regulations designed for polluters

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman parses the myriad problems with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to undermine the national coal ash...

Citizens oppose state weakening of coal ash rules in N.C.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s proposal to dilute protections against Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution in the state is gene...

North Carolina state officials seek public input on coal ash

This Friday, April 6 is the deadline for submitting comments to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on its proposed coal ash r...

Coal ash update with Senior Attorney Frank Holleman

Senior Attorney Frank Holleman leads regional litigation and policy work on coal ash pollution. In light of several major recent developments aro...

SELC challenges TVA plan that risks polluting Memphis drinking water source with arsenic

SELC, on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Sierra Club, sent a letter Wednesday demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reconside...

SELC acts to strengthen N.C. coal ash standards

As permit changes that could set a standard for North Carolina’s treatment of coal ash-laden wastewater move through approvals, SELC is weighing...

Outside experts find Dominion coal ash assessment inadequate

SELC has sent a letter to Virginia State Senators Scott Surovell and Amanda Chase providing its own assessment of the leaking coal ash pits in th...

New N.C. permit for Duke Energy coal ash pollution gets mixed reviews

In response to SELC legal action, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today announced that it will no longer permit natural stream...

Dominion ignores 2.1 million tons of coal ash in faulty assessment


In a glaring omission, Dominion Energy’s recent coal ash assessment fails to include any information about the large, unlined coal ash ponds leak...

Weak coal ash pollution permit at Kingston baffles many with still-fresh memories of coal ash spill

Nine years ago, Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant spilled more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge into the Clinch R...

Citizens go to federal court over Duke Energy coal ash pollution in Dan River Basin

Today SELC filed in federal court to stop Duke Energy’s violations of the Clean Water Act at its Belews Creek facility in Stokes County, north of...

Dominion’s coal ash assessment ignores common sense cleanup approach


A preliminary look at Dominion’s assessment of its coal ash pits in Virginia paints an unsettling picture of what lies ahead for the Commonwealth...

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