Power Sector Defends Legality Of EPA’s Ash Rule Deadline Extensions

February 11, 2020
The power sector is defending EPA’s proposed extension of site-closure deadlines in its coal ash disposal rule despite an appellate ruling that faulted the 2015 policy for not being stringent enough, arguing that the shutdown process is so complex that a shorter timeline would “require the impossible.” Industry comments on the latest proposal in EPA’s long series of updates to the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) ash rule outline potential legal defenses for the agency’s decision, countering environmentalists’ claim...

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