Inside EPA - 01/10/2020

Environmentalists Say Revised Ash Rule Deadlines Violate Court Ruling

January 7, 2020
Signaling almost certain litigation, environmentalists say EPA’s proposed deadline extensions for closing coal ash disposal sites that lack protective liners violate a federal appeals court decision that directed the agency to take swift and aggressive actions to protect against risks to human health and the environment from potential water contamination at the sites. During EPA’s Jan. 7 online “virtual public hearing” on its proposed rule setting new deadlines for closing down both lined and unlined ash sites, Environmental Integrity Project...

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