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December 21, 2016 | In the News: Southeast Energy News

Federal Water Bill Includes Changes for Coal Ash Regulation

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “When a state does not submit a program for approval, the requirements of the EPA’s [coal ash] rule remain in effect in that state. For states that have no approved program, the EPA must implement a permit program in that state, but only if Congress provides funding for the EPA to do so.”

July 21, 2016 | Legal Document

Settlement Agreement: Colstrip Power Plant

Decades after water contamination problems first started at the Colstrip coal-fired power plant, an agreement filed in court between conservation groups and the facility’s owners will result in far safer disposal of millions of tons of toxic coal-ash waste generated by burning coal at the plant.

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