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Industry Warns Of Grid Danger If Judges Scrap EPA Ash Site Closure Delays

January 22, 2019
The electric power sector is warning appellate judges against scrapping EPA’s extended deadlines for utilities to shut down many of their coal ash disposal sites despite a 2018 decision holding that the original rule was already too lenient, arguing that vacating the extensions would force widespread utility closures and endanger the electric grid. “Immediately prohibiting the placement of wastestreams into these units -- as EPA says would be the case if vacatur or stay were granted -- would preclude generation...


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