EPA Issues Final ‘Part A’ Ash Disposal Rule, Drawing Lawsuit Threats

July 29, 2020
EPA has finalized its rule requiring coal ash disposal sites that lack protective “composite” liners to shut down but also adding a slew of new opportunities for facilities to extend their closure deadlines, drawing immediate legal threats from environmental groups who say the extensions undercut public-health protections. The final rule , which EPA released July 29 ahead of its upcoming publication in the Federal Register , is the latest in the Trump administration’s lengthy series of revisions to Obama-era Resource...

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