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Citizens affected by coal ash travel to Washington

WASHINGTON, DC — “Tim Tanksley, Elisa Young, and John Wathen, represent three of seven individuals from communities across the country who joined together this week in a letter to President Obama’s ‘regulatory czar’ Cass Sunstein, inviting him to meet about the proposed protections on coal ash. All seven individuals had […]

Toxic coal ash community members travel to D.C. on Monday
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Toxic coal ash community members travel to D.C. on Monday

CLEVELAND – Residents from Ohio, Alabama and Oklahoma will meet with staff of the White House Office of Information of Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Monday to discuss the pending regulations on coal ash. Elisa Young, Tim Tanksley and John Wathen represent three of seven individuals from communities across the country […]

Ohio Citizen Action sponsors April 7 Coal Ash Blog Talk Radio program
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Ohio Citizen Action sponsors April 7 Coal Ash Blog Talk Radio program

CLEVELAND — Ohio Citizen Action will host a Blog Talk Radio program about the dangers of toxic coal ash on Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Coal ash, tons of which is left when coal is burned to make electricity, is winding up in roads, rivers, farms and […]

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Residents in Indiana and New Mexico call on Cass Sunstein to visit their communities

CLEVELAND — Paul Kysel, Vice President of PINES Group (People In Need of Environmental Safety) in Indiana, and Mike Eisenfeld of New Mexico have added their voices to other citizens who are inviting Obama administration regulatory “czar” Cass Sunstein to view first-hand the damage caused by coal ash in their […]

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit
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Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit

CLEVELAND — “In a push for better regulation of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, people from around the country are writing letters and inviting the Obama administration to visit their homes and see the effects of the material first-hand. In October, the EPA proposed regulating coal ash, which […]

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Oklahoma residents invite Cass Sunstein to visit community plagued by coal ash

CLEVELAND — Tim Tanksley, a resident of Bokoshe, Oklahoma today added his voice to others around the nation who have invited Cass Sunstein, an administrator with the  U.S. Office of Budget and Management  to view the damage caused by coal ash dumped in his community at a landfill which is named “Making Money Having […]

Even the cows have cancer: EPA weighs tougher regulation of toxic coal ash
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Even the cows have cancer: EPA weighs tougher regulation of toxic coal ash

NEW YORK, NY — “Elisa Young says she has lost at least six neighbors to cancer in the last ten years. ‘I’ve lost neighbors to lung cancer who have never smoked,” she said. “I’ve lost them to brain cancer, breast, throat, colon, multiple myeloma, pre-leukemia. When my son, who’s in […]

Coal ash delay silences the voice of the little guy
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Coal ash delay silences the voice of the little guy

WASHINGTON, DC — “A citizen advocacy group is asking the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to take a closer look at the environmental and human health impacts of coal ash – a toxic byproduct of coal combustion often precariously stored in outdoor retention ponds. The request […]

Communities plagued by toxic coal ash invite regulator to witness devastation
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Communities plagued by toxic coal ash invite regulator to witness devastation

CLEVELAND — Ohio Citizen Action today urged Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to accept the invitations he is receiving to visit the homes of people in Ohio and across the country whose communities have been devastated by Toxic Coal Ash. The letters, […]