Sierra Club Says EPA Must Regulate Coal Ash Sites

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice have strengthened their call for federal rules governing the disposal of coal ash now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that there are almost twice as many coal ash dump sites across the nation as it originally estimated.

The groups released a statement Monday calling for more regulation of the "toxic" sites after the EPA disclosed that there were at least 584 coal ash dumps in 35 states across the country.

The EPA released data...
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