EPA Faces Legal Threats, Technical Critiques On Coal Ash Permit Rule

July 23, 2020
Power and coal industry groups are largely backing EPA’s proposal to craft a nationwide permit program for coal ash disposal while state and tribal governments are floating targeted revisions, and environmentalists are teeing up litigation if the agency finalizes the plan by arguing that the draft approach is unlawful. In comments filed ahead of a July 19 deadline, stakeholders sparred over the proposed Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rule’s lifetime permit terms for facilities that store waste ash --...

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