Municipal Utility Files First Challenge To EPA’s ‘Legacy’ Coal Ash Rule

June 14, 2024
The city of Springfield, MO, has launched what appears to be the first lawsuit over EPA’s first-time rule governing power plants’ “legacy” coal ash disposal sites and other coal combustion residual management units (CCRMUs), kicking off what could be an extensive legal fight over both the policy’s technical requirements and how it defines the newly regulated site categories. Springfield’s Board of City Utilities filed a June 13 petition for review of EPA’s ash rule with the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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