Florida Kids Shouldn’t Have to Litigate to Force Adults to Act on Climate

Kids shouldn’t have to go to court to get adults in Florida to act on climate change. Yet, that’s what eight young Floridians have set out to do. Eight boys and girls, from across the state, supported by Our Children’s Trust, recently filed a lawsuit in state court to demand that Florida develop a “climate […]

Guest Post: FPL Sued Over Turkey Point Crisis By Environmental Groups In Federal Clean Water Act Lawsuit

Last week environmental groups — Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Tropical Audubon Society, and Friends of the Everglades — filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit against FPL in federal court for ongoing pollution at the Turkey Point power complex in South Florida.

EPA Agrees to Deadline for Coal Ash Rule

This week the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to finalize first-ever federal regulation for the disposal of coal ash, by December 19, 2014; settling a lawsuit brought by Earthjustice on behalf of SACE and other environmental and public health groups. While the settlement does not dictate the content of the final regulation, it confirms the agency will […]

Alabama Wind Farm Foes Plagiarize Loser Lawsuit

To kill the Alabama’s first two wind farms, a small number of local residents is suing Pioneer Green Energy through two separate but very similar lawsuits. While these foes exhibit just about every tell-tale sign of wind farm opposition, they now appear to be borrowing a tactic from high school: plagiarism. Indeed, the lawsuit (which is available online here) mirrors a 2005 lawsuit from Texas where a small number of residents there sued to block a wind farm (text of that lawsuit is available here). By 2008, that Texas lawsuit proved to be a losing strategy on four separate occasions – in front of a trial judge, a trial by jury, by an appeals court and by the Texas Supreme Court through its refusal to reject the lower courts’ decisions. Just like in high school, the consequence of plagiarism is failure and history suggests the plagiarized Alabama lawsuits won’t make the grade.

Illegal Discharge of Toxic Coal Ash into Waterways Prompts Legal Action at TVAs Colbert Plant

This blog by Waterkeeper Alliance and Tennessee Riverkeeper originally appeared on EcoWatch’s website. Click here to view the EcoWatch blog. Citing ongoing coal waste contamination at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Colbert Fossil Plant, conservation groups have charged that the facility is violating the Clean Water Act and that failure to address these violations will result in a lawsuit. As outlined […]

Judge Holds TVA Liable For Kingston Disaster

This guest post, written by Lisa Evans with Earthjustice, originally appeared on Earthjustice’s blog unEARTHED on August 28, 2012. Read the original post and view the comments here.  Read SACE’s official Press Release on this decision here. Judge Holds TVA Liable for Kingston Disaster, But Disastrous Senate Bill Would Let Utilities Off The Hook In […]

Attacks Against Clean Air Keep Coming

They say that bad things come in threes. Recently we’ve seen three very bad ideas to attack and undermine the Clean Air Act on three of the worst categories of air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants and other fossil fuel industries. First the pollutants: (1) mercury pollution; (2) the traditional criteria pollutants sulfur dioxide […]