Post Tagged with: "coal ash"

Water saturating ash linked to Oak Creek bluff’s collapse
Coal / Coal Ash

Water saturating ash linked to Oak Creek bluff’s collapse

Removal of vegetation also looked at as possible contributing factor OAK CREEK, WI — “Water takes the easy way, the path of least resistance, as it flows over the surface or underground. Water was doing just that when it became a player in Monday’s dramatic bluff collapse at We Energies’ […]

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Rachel Maddow on Wisconsin coal ash spill

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Under new name, coal ash opponents fight for their rights
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Under new name, coal ash opponents fight for their rights

GREENE TWP, PA — “Operating under a new name, concerned residents in westernmost Beaver County are persisting with the same aim: convincing government to contain coal ash. The Little Blue Regional Action Group, formerly known as Citizens Against Coal Ash, adopted a more regionally specific label after it was recently […]

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EPA delays pollution rule for coal plants to December

WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it will postpone its final rule aimed at slashing air pollution from coal plants for a month, but made it clear it plans to move forward on the regulations. The EPA said it needs the extra time to review […]

House rejects EPA oversight of coal ash
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House rejects EPA oversight of coal ash

WASHINGTON — “The House voted yesterday to approve a bill that would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from restricting how utilities dispose of coal ash and would let states regulate it like municipal waste. The bill passed 267-144, with all but three Republicans voting in favor and 37 Democrats […]

House bill would block EPA oversight of coal ash, leave it to states
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House bill would block EPA oversight of coal ash, leave it to states

WASHINGTON, DC — “Next up for Republicans in the House of Representatives who are seeking to curb the role of the Environmental Protection Agency is a vote Friday on a bill that would give states the power to monitor the disposal of coal ash from power plants. Coal ash contains […]

GOP pushes for vote on amendment to coal-ash regulations
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GOP pushes for vote on amendment to coal-ash regulations

WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been trying to decide what to do about coal ash for decades. It has made deals with the industry, promised to regulate coal ash — the second largest waste stream in the U.S. and virtually unregulated at the federal level — […]

LG&E, Kentucky utilities to replace three coal plants with natural gas
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LG&E, Kentucky utilities to replace three coal plants with natural gas

LOUISVILLE, KY — “One of Louisville’s two coal-fired power plants will be taken offline in the next five years. By 2016, Cane Run Power Station will be replaced by natural gas—a fuel that’s cleaner than conventional coal. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will retire the Cane Run plant […]

Government oversight remains ‘grossly inadequate’ in coal-ash waste control
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Government oversight remains ‘grossly inadequate’ in coal-ash waste control

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “On Sept. 14, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came to Charlotte to hold one of eight national hearings on coal ash — the toxic stuff left behind after power plants burn coal. With more than 450,000 public comments to sort through, and a Congress bent on […]

Leaks from Ameren toxic waste pond in Labadie stir fears
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Leaks from Ameren toxic waste pond in Labadie stir fears

LABADIE, MO — “Since 1992, a coal ash pond next to the Ameren power plant here has been ‘seeping,” as the company puts it, leaking into the surrounding area, according to state records. Put another way, one of the plant’s two ponds storing toxic coal waste has been hemorrhaging up […]