Court suspends briefing in coal ash suits despite EPA opposition

March 16, 2023
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is suspending briefing in a series of related cases challenging EPA’s interpretation of its 2015 coal combustion residuals rule (CCR) as well as its denial of a petition seeking more time to comply with the rule’s mandate barring unlined impoundments from receiving more waste. The orders -- issued March 14 and March 16 -- come over EPA objections as it spars with industry petitioners over the appropriate course of...

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