On Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting a briefing as it examines the nexus of coal ash waste and environmental justice. Rhiannon Fionn, the producer of “Coal Ash Chronicles,” was invited to testify as an independent journalist, filmmaker, and author who has covered coal ash issues since 2009. Her written and oral testimony is linked below.
You might also be interested in the briefing materials the USCCR has published online. And you can follow along with the briefing as Rhiannon live-tweets via @coal_ash using the #coalash hashtag.
You, too, can let the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights what you think about the nexus of coal ash waste and environmental justice. The deadline for public comments is March 17, 2016. You may email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send written correspondence to: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425.