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Hearings in Va., D.C. address unregulated coal waste

June 17, 2008 - Modern technology allows us to capture more pollution than ever before from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, leaving our air cleaner than in the past. But that leaves us grappling with large amounts of coal combustion waste, which contains toxic substances including arsenic, lead and mercury.

Coal-burning waste presents 'extraordinary' cancer threat, watchdogs warn

March 8, 2007 - When we consider pollution associated with burning coal for electricity, we typically think about the gases and particulate matter that go up the smokestacks and into the air we breathe. And it's true that air pollution from burning fossil fuels is an enormous problem for the United States, with the process emitting about 17 million tons of pollutants annually, according to federal data.

Bush Does Earth Day

April 21, 2005 - The White House has announced that President Bush will be celebrating Earth Day tomorrow with a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a location no doubt chosen for its perceived seclusion from environmental activists who may call into question the administration's