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July 10, 2017 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback Playing Out At Indiana Coal Plant

Thomas Cmar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is an early example of the impacts that the Trump EPA’s moves to illegally roll back public health and environmental protections are having. We are very concerned that utilities across the country will make similar moves to delay long-overdue cleanups of the toxic mess that coal-fired power plants generate.”

May 25, 2017 | In the News: WKU Public Radio

Coal Ash Emergency Plans Are Now Public, But Residents Remain In The Dark

Lisa Evans, Senior Administrative Counsel, Earthjustice: “Emergency plans are just pro forma for dams, which ordinarily hold water. So it’s a no-brainer that contingency or emergency plans should be necessary for dams that are impounding toxic waste. And yet, it was only until last week the public could see these plans, and only until last month that the EPA actually required them.”

May 17, 2017 | In the News: Midwest Energy News

Future Remains Complicated For Indiana Coal Plant

Shannon Fisk, Managing Attorney, Coal Program: “These units, while they certainly shouldn’t be operating long-term without pollution controls, the far better solution here financially would be for Rockport 2 to retire and be replaced by something that’s actually cleaner ... Regardless of what I&M and the owners manage to work out, our basic point is that customers should not have to pay for this, cecause for customers it would be cheaper for I&M or the owners or whoever to retire the unit and replace it with clean energy.”

May 3, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Sue To Block Trump Rollback of Safeguards For America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

Plaintiffs Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., PennEnvironment, Inc., Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chesapeake, Inc., and Prairie Rivers Network assert violations of the Administrative Procedure Act by defendants E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for EPA’s April 25, 2017 notice purporting to indefinitely stay certain compliance deadlines in EPA’s November 2015 final rule revising the Clean Water Act Effluent Limitation Guidelines for power plants. See Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam ElectricPower Generating Point Source Category, 82 Fed. Reg. 19,005 (Apr. 25, 2017)

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