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Joining the Environmental Fight

Frank Holleman spoke to "60 Minutes" in 2014 for a piece about coal ash pollution in North Carolina.

Furman alum Frank Holleman never planned to become a nationally recognized authority on coal ash, a toxin-riddled waste that has power companies under scrutiny across the country. But five years after taking a job with the Southern Environmental Law Center, he has appeared on the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” been quoted in The New York Times and testified before Congress—all as part of an effort to change the way utilities get rid of coal ash. The State newspaper wrote about the work of Holleman, a 1976 Furman graduate who went on to earn a law degree at Harvard.

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