EPA Backs Trump-Era Coal Ash Rules On Eve Of Key Litigation Deadline

July 2, 2021
EPA has decided to uphold three Trump-era rules setting closure requirements for impoundments containing coal combustion residuals (CCR) after reviewing the regulations to determine if they are harmful to public health and the environment, effectively dismissing environmentalists’ concerns the rules are not adequately protective. The Biden administration’s decision to back the Trump EPA rules, which generally bar unlined impoundments, comes on the eve of a court deadline for the agency and environmentalists to file motions governing future proceedings in activists’...

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