Mercury, MetLife and Mountaintop Removal

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By Lisa Heinzerling, Center for Progressive Reform Justice Antonin Scalia was, as much as anything else, known for insisting that the text of a statute alone – not its purposes, not its legislative history – should serve as the basis for the courts’ interpretation of the statute. Justice...
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Earthjustice Victory Offers New Hope for Communities Living with Coal Ash

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By Lisa Evans, Earthjustice Communities near the nation’s coal ash disposal facilities have been given new hope thanks to a recent Earthjustice victory. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the EPA to issue “financial assurance” rules. These rules require companies with toxic waste...
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