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January 11, 2017 | Report

Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping Report

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has undertaken scoping as part of its comprehensive review of the Federal coal program and has prepared this scoping report consistent with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requirements at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Subpart 1501.7. Scoping is the process by which the BLM solicits internal and external input on the issues, impacts, and potential alternatives that will be addressed in an environmental impact statement (EIS), as well as the extent to which those issues and impacts should be analyzed in the NEPA document.

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.”

October 18, 2016 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

FirstEnergy ‘Bailout’ Raises Questions of Corporate Separation

Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “The thought that utilities could start coming in and receiving money that is in no way connected to any specific service they’re supposed to provide could be a pretty dangerous precedent. Where do we stop? And how do we ensure that customers are actually benefiting from the money that they’re paying?”

October 12, 2016 | Legal Document

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

In the matter of the Applicant Ohio Edison Company , the Cleveland Eelectric Illuminating Company, and the Toledo Edison Company for authority to provide for a standard service offer persuant to R.C. 4928.143 in the form of an Electric Security Plan. On rehearing, the Commission finds that the Companies' Proposal to modify Rider RRS should not be adopted and that the Staff's alternative proposal to establish Rider DMR should be adopted. Further, the Commission makes additional modifications to the Stipulations approved by the Commission to ensure that the Stipulations, as a package, benefit ratepayers and the public interest and that the Stipulatioiis violate no important regulatory principles or practices.  

September 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Proposed Consent Decree (Mill Creek)

If approved by the Court, this settlement will resolve the active lawsuit between the two organizations over discharged water at LG&E’s Mill Creek Generating Station under a permit issued by the Kentucky Division of Water.

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