In 2018, the courts played a critical role in holding the line against overreach. From our 14 offices, Earthjustice's 130 attorneys worked on 827 legal matters. The next year will bring new challenges but with your support we will continue fighting back because we were built for this moment
It's no secret that coal is our dirtiest energy source. However, what many people don't know is that as coal burns, many of its most toxic elements, including heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and chromium, are concentrated in the ash that remains and the sludge that's scrubbed from smokestacks. This by-product is called coal ash. It's the second largest industrial waste stream in United States and is essentially unregulated.