EPA revises Obama-era coal ash regulations
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  • EPA revises Obama-era coal ash regulations

    As one of his first major acts as acting director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal.

    The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.

    Signed into rules on Wednesday, the new regulations put more authority back in the hands of industry and states to regulate...


  • EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

    As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.


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