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New Analysis Finds Groundwater Contamination from Oklahoma’s Coal Ash Dumps as Pruitt Faces Deadline to Decide Whether to Let State Handle Oversight

Other States Plan to Ask Pruitt to Transfer Oversight of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces the deadline of tomorrow to decide whether to grant the request by his home state of Oklahoma to exempt coal ash dumps from federal oversight, public advocates warn that would be a terrible mistake, just ...


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Advocacy Groups Call on Governor Cooper to Veto SB711

Following the North Carolina General Assembly’s rushed passage of SB 711, which would strip rural North Carolinians of their constitutional right to seek justice in the courts against those who pollute their air and water, advocacy groups Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch, Public Justice, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, and Waterkeeper Alliance issued the following ...


Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Push to Slash Protections for Waterways, Wetlands

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging two regulations that weaken Clean Water Act protections for rivers, streams, wetlands, and other waterways, including a Trump administration decision to delay the 2015 Clean Water Rule for two years. Today’s lawsuit also challenges portions of the 2015 rule that arbitrarily removed clean-water safeguards in place since the 1970s for ...