Stories tagged "Coal Ash"

April 4, 2019

Duke Energy ordered to clean up its coal ash mess

This week, as Sierra Magazine reported, North Carolina environmental regulators ordered Duke Energy to excavate and remove toxic coal ash from unlined storage sites at six power plants. Toxic chemicals concentrated in coal ash have been shown to cause cancer and nerve...

February 21, 2019

Toxic coal ash poisoning Texas groundwater at 100% of power plants

Coal ash is an incredibly toxic byproduct of coal-derived energy that activists have pushed for years for regulators to address and are now finally having success. Water contamination from coal ash ponds (the pits where the sludge is stored) is widespread and...

February 4, 2019

Cory Booker’s presidential bid addresses environmental justice

Last Friday New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) announced his campaign for president. Booker, who is one of only 3 sitting African American senators, made his announcement on the first day of Black History Month likely as a symbol of his commitment to racial justice....

May 1, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Exclusive ODP Poll Results Show Trump Environmental Policies Pushing Independent Voters to Dems, After Pruitt, Is Commander Z Next?, Dumping Toxic Coal Ash About To Get Easier, One Cool Thing: Co-parenting Owls

The Results of our Exclusive ODP Environmental Anxiety Index, and our Penguin Naming Poll Too! And the winner is….. Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова...