coal ash rule News

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


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  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the problem unmasked six months ago when a coal ash spill from a Duke Energy ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Approves the State of Kansas’ Coal Ash Management Plan

    Simultaneously with the effective date of the first national regulations for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants, EPA Region 7 gave conditional approval to the State of Kansas’ plan to implement the rule’s provisions Monday, Oct. 19. “We applaud the State of Kansas for their leadership in protecting human health and the ...

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA announces new action to prevent coal ash releases

    Responding to last year’s massive coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility in Kingston, Tennessee, the US Environmental Protection Agency today laid out new efforts to prevent future threats to human health and the environment.  The agency’s plan includes measures to gather critical coal ash impoundment information from electrical utilities nationwide, conduct on-site ...

  • EPA releases more electric utility plans to improve safety of coal ash impoundments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing action plans developed by 15 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. The action plans are a response to EPA’s final assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last May. Coal ash ...

  • To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

    America's newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It's another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Sees Possibility of More Than 50 GW of Coal Plant Retirements

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the first quarter 2011. The study highlights the near-term impacts of global economic recovery on U.S. energy markets and examines the implications of lower CO2 prices on the long-term ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Predicts Up to 40 GW of Coal Plant Retirements in the Next Two Decades

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the third quarter of 2011. The study highlights the impacts of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed environmental regulations and the growth of shale ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Forecasts Doubling of Natural Gas Generation by 2020

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the second quarter of 2011. The study highlights the near-term impacts of global economic recovery on U.S. energy markets and examines the implications of lower CO2 prices on the ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

    It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It's also a federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil ...


    By Associated Press

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