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Environmental Protesters Fight Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Coal Ash Landfill


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Environmental Protesters Fight Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Coal Ash Landfill

MOBILE, ALThe American Civil Liberties Union today asked a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against four people who voiced opposition to a coal ash landfill in their small town. The defendants, all residents of Uniontown, Alabama — a p - The American Civil Liberties Union today asked a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against four people who voiced opposition to a coal ash landfill in their small town.

The defendants, all residents of Uniontown, Alabama — a poor, predominantly Black town with a median per capita income of around $8,000 — are being sued for $30 million by Georgia-based Green Group Holdings because the residents are fighting the hazardous coal ash that the company keeps in a landfill in a residential area.

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