Despite Court Losses, EPA Seeks To Ease Coal Plant Rules, Irking Critics

November 5, 2019
EPA critics are casting newly unveiled revisions to water and waste rules for coal-fired power plants as part of a broad agenda to prioritize the coal industry over protecting human health and the environment, arguing that the agency is fast-tracking deregulatory policies for the sectors despite court orders to strengthen other elements of the regulations. The Nov. 4 rule proposals, which target 2015 standards for wastewater discharges and coal ash disposal, both extend compliance deadlines for power plants as far...

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