Protection Of Illinois River From Coal Ash In Regulatory Gray Area

"As a persistent rain pelts the clear, swift Middle Fork of the Vermilion River on a mid-September day, the water swells and rises. Clumps of tree roots hang precariously over the river, exposed by the crumbly, receding banks. Where the bank is firmer, the water has carved out tiny caves."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 10/03/2016

State Finds No Injustice With New Coal Ash Landfills; Activists Do

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says coal ash ponds and landfills disproportionately affect poor and minority communities across the U.S. But that’s not what North Carolina officials found when they conducted their own 'environmental justice reviews' of two sites this year."

Source: WFAE, 09/30/2016

"Coal: $1B Cleanup And Aid Bill Attempts To Bridge East-West Divide"

"Workers are finally moving a mountain eyesore that has towered above Ehrenfeld, Pa., for decades. The coal refuse piles — polluting remnants of a mine that opened in 1903 in the borough of roughly 200 people just north of Johnstown, Pa. — are part of a $10 billion inventory of long-pending abandoned mine site cleanups around the country."

Source: Greenwire, 09/30/2016


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