“EPA Proposes Additional Rollback To Obama-Era Coal Ash Regulation”

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced a new proposed rollback to an Obama-era regulation dealing with waste from coal-fired power plants known as coal ash.

The proposed changes are the Trump administration's second set of changes to protections on waste laden with arsenic.

The EPA's proposal would ease regulations for the liners that coat the bottom of coal ash pits in order to stop the cancer-linked substance from leaking into groundwater. It would also in some cases allow the use of coal ash in closing landfills.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill February 19, 2020.