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  1. Coal Ash From Chesapeake Reported Vulnerable

    By Editors of Power Engineering A new report indicates millions of tons of coal ash at the site of a former coal plant will become vulnerable to flooding and storms. The report, authored by researchers at Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, was commissioned by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Sierra Club. 3.3 million tons of ash are stored in pits, two-third of which are unlined, at the site of Chesapeake Energy Center, which was closed by Dominion Virginia Power in 2014 after over 60 years of operations, the Associated Press reported . The report indicated the river will rise by more than three feet by 2100, which will cause more flooding problems at the site. The same amount of sea level rise will transform the site into an island. The Sierra Club and SELC have filed a lawsuit against Dominion , and want the utility to move the ash to an inland site. During the trial, the cost of removing the ash was estimated at $221 million by the Sierra Club and $477 million by an excavation contractor who has worked for Dominion. Dominion officials said engineers are working to improve the shoreline around the site to protect against rising waters and a 500-year flood, with the project set for completion in 2018.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Coal News: Report warns of increasing vulnerability for coal ash pile

    Researchers have found that millions of tons of coal ash stored along the Elizabeth River will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and other coastal risks.

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  3. Coal News: Washington state denies sublease for coal export terminal

    Washington's outgoing public lands commissioner said Tuesday he is refusing to allow the state's aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River. But the company behind the proposal insisted the decision would have no effect on its plans.

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    Thu, 5 Jan 2017

  4. Coal News: Duke starts removing coal ash from Anderson County site

    An environmental group says Duke Energy has started to remove more than three tons of coal ash from a site near the Saluda River in Anderson County.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  1. Renewable Energy: US Sen. Markey: Trump's win has galvanized environmentalists

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    Thu, 22 Dec 2016

  2. Oil and Gas: Environmental groups seek to defend federal methane rule

    Environmental groups are seeking to defend a new federal rule that would restrict how oil companies burn off excess natural gas extracted from public lands.

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  3. Coal News: Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

    A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law .

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  4. Coal News: BNSF to study covering coal trains under tentative agreement

    BNSF Railway will study the use of physical covers for coal and petroleum coke trains as part of a tentative agreement reached Tuesday with environmental groups that sued alleging that coal spilled from trains pollutes waterways in Washington state.

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

  5. Trump rollback of Obama energy plans may be difficult

    Environmental groups are gearing up to defend Obama's environmental legacy in court

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  6. EPA releases final control techniques guidelines for existing oil and natural gas sources

    In its latest effort targeting emissions from the oil and gas industry, EPA recently released final Control Techniques Guidelines for reducing VOC emissions from existing oil and natural gas equipment and processes. The CTGs represent EPA’s Reasonably Available Control Technology recommendations ...

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    Thu, 10 Nov 2016

  7. Dominion Virginia Power Seeks to Remove Small Portion of Coal Ash

    However, a Dominion spokesman said the utility plans to keep the majority of the more than three million tons of ash in place.

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    Mon, 31 Oct 2016

  8. VIDEO: 20 Duke Energy coal ash basins classified high to intermediate risk

    The state says the classifications are subject to a public comment period and aren't final

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    Fri, 1 Jan 2016

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