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EPA Downplays Precedent, Legal Threats On Georgia Ash Policy Approval

January 10, 2020
EPA is downplaying both the precedential nature and environmentalists’ legal threats on its approval of Georgia’s rules to establish a state-run permitting program for coal ash disposal, sidestepping a wide array of attacks on the state’s past handling of ash sites and its ability to enforce the rules and instead saying its approval is narrow in scope. The agency published the approval notice in the Jan. 10 Federal Register , starting the clock for filing litigation over it in federal...


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