coal-ash

February 16, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Friday, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced it will move forward with plans to build a new gas plant and pipeline, forcing families in the Tennessee Valley to foot the bill for the polluting and outdated fossil fuel infrastructure.   

17 de mayo de 2023

La Agencia de ProtecciĂłn Ambiental (EPA) del Presidente Biden actuĂł para proteger al pĂşblico de millones de toneladas de cenizas tĂłxicas de carbĂłn almacenadas en vertederos y estaques por todo el paĂ­s que previamente estaban exentas de regulaciones federales.

May 17, 2023

In two proposed rules, EPA is taking welcome action to protect the public from millions of tons of toxic coal ash.

February 27, 2023

Kentucky coal plants Mill Creek, Ghent, and Shawnee are amongst the deadliest in America when it comes to premature deaths from soot (pm2.5) pollution.

February 27, 2023

TVA ranks worst amongst parent companies of utilities across America when it comes to premature deaths from soot (pm2.5) pollution.

January 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, in a victory for communities around the country and a positive step toward clean water for all, EPA announced utilities in several states can no longer dump toxic coal ash waste into unlined ponds, proposing to deny utilities’ requests to continue the harmful and irresponsible practice.

December 20, 2022

Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) made its final decision in Georgia Power’s 2022 rate case with a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Bubba McDonald opposing.

November 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, EPA denied Lightstone Generation’s request to continue dumping toxic coal ash waste into unlined storage ponds at the General James M. Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio.

July 15, 2022

ATLANTA, GA -- Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied Sierra Club’s petition to review a 2019 Public Service Commission (PSC) decision that gave Georgia Power almost unlimited power to collect fees from customers for coal ash clean up, despite the utility’s prior knowledge that coal ash contaminates groundwater.

February 25, 2022

AES, the parent company of AES Indiana (formerly Indianapolis Power & Light) announced today that it will exit all coal operations by 2025. Meanwhile, AES Indiana issued a supplemental statement stating that the future of the two remaining unannounced coal units at its Petersburg Super Polluter coal plant in Southwest Indiana “has not been decided.”

January 11, 2022

This morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will require utilities in several Midwestern states to clean up their coal ash waste. Coal ash is toxic waste produced by coal-burning power plants.

December 7, 2021

Atlanta, GA -- Today, Sierra Club filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court disputing a lower court’s ruling that Georgia Power can collect billions from customers for coal ash cleanup.