EPA Seeks Expanded Coal Ash Program As Greens Pursue Litigation

"As part of its proposed budget for next year, the Trump administration wants to expand an EPA program that gives states regulatory authority for coal ash disposal.

Environmental groups meanwhile want a federal judge to revoke the sole state permit that the agency has issued so far.

The tension is displayed in documents released by the two sides in recent days. Almost four years after EPA published first-ever federal rules for disposal of the waste produced by coal-fired power plants, it underscores the uncertainties that continue to envelop those regulations."

Sean Reilly reports for Greenwire March 19, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 03/20/2019