U.S. eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

U.S. eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

The Richmond city skyline can be seen on the horizon behind the coal ash ponds along the James River near Dominion Energy’s Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Va., last month. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday, the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually.
TVA contract workers remove coal ash from the edge of the Emory River next to the Kingston Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tenn. as part of the cleanup from a December 2008 spill. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually.

U.S. eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

The Richmond city skyline can be seen on the horizon behind the coal ash ponds along the James River near Dominion Energy’s Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Va., last month. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday, the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually.
TVA contract workers remove coal ash from the edge of the Emory River next to the Kingston Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tenn. as part of the cleanup from a December 2008 spill. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually.
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