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Environmentalists Downplay Loss In Legal Battle For Stricter Ash Disposal

January 11, 2018
Environmentalists pursuing a legal strategy of suing utilities in a bid to win court rulings forcing stricter coal ash disposal controls are downplaying a recent district court ruling that found no Clean Water Act (CWA) liability for a utility's ash leaks to groundwater, saying the decision is wrong and will be superseded by a pending appeal. The power sector, however, is touting the recent U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky loss in Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA), et...

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