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Suit Claims Lack Of Public Input Invalidates EPA’s State Ash Plan Approval

March 18, 2019
Environmentalists are asking a federal district court to scrap EPA’s first-time approval of a state’s coal ash disposal plan, arguing that Oklahoma’s precedent-setting plan is void because it is too lax and the agency has not yet issued guidelines mandated by federal waste law for how states should seek public input on their ash programs. If the court agrees with the environmental groups pursuing the case, it would not only scrap Oklahoma’s ash program and reinstate EPA’s coal ash rule...

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