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Virginia Bid For Stricter Ash Rules May Be Model To Exceed EPA Mandates

January 09, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is pushing legislation to tighten the state's requirements for power plants that are closing down coal ash disposal sites in order to comply with EPA's rules for the waste, serving as a potential model for other states where environmentalists are calling for more-stringent disposal mandates than the federal rules. The proposed bill, H.B. 2105 , would effectively ban power plants in the state from using “closure in place,” a method of shutting down an ash...

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