EPA’s CCR Rule Boosts Environmentalists’ Plans For ‘Targeted’ Enforcement

May 13, 2024
Environmentalists are applauding EPA’s final rule setting first-time requirements for legacy coal combustion residuals (CCR) surface impoundments and CCR management units (CCRMU), touting the measure as providing an avenue for more targeted enforcement and reinforcing the agency’s interpretation of key terms through new definitions. EPA’s final rule is “a significant step forward,” Gavin Kearney, deputy managing attorney for Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program, told Inside EPA . “EPA’s efforts and willingness to get rid of these exemptions is a big deal,”...

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