EPA Proposes Sensible Changes to CCR Rule

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to make certain changes to its Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule that was adopted by the agency in 2015. These changes are necessary to implement the WIIN Act passed by Congress in late 2016.  ACCCE issued the following statement by Paul Bailey, President and CEO.

“The changes proposed by EPA will provide states with the flexibility to regulate coal combustion residuals and to protect health and the environment.  This proposal also will help preserve the nation’s coal fleet, which provides essential reliability services and fuel security. We commend EPA for taking steps that not only protect the environment but also help assure the integrity of the electricity grid.”

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