Trump Administration Weakens Coal Plant Pollution Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday finalized the weakening of an Obama-era regulation on coal ash, claiming the rule change will reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants by over one million pounds every year as critics say it allows the continued dumping of lead, mercury and arsenic into waterways.

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Judge: EPA Has No Duty to Periodically Review Industrial Pollution Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no duty to review risks associated with major sources of industrial pollution on an ongoing basis — but it must update emissions-control technology for coke ovens and other sources of pollution every eight years, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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