Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Administration For Relaxing Limits On Coal Plant Pollution

Environmental Groups Say US EPA Weakened Obama-Era Regulations

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its rule that weakens Obama-era requirements to reduce pollution from wastewater of coal-fired power plants.

The waste from burning coal contains heavy metals that can contaminate surrounding waterways and pose a threat to public health.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relaxed requirements of a 2015 rule issued by the Obama administration in August that could have implications for two Wisconsin coal plants. The changes give utilities more time to reduce pollution and allow them to use cheaper pollution control technologies...

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Ken Notes: When will we learn that legislating in the courts is bad for all of us unless you are a lawyer... Also wouldn`t we rather see the coal plants close rather that invest in infrastructure that would force them to stay open for decades to repay the debt. Keep reading...



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