EPA Agrees to Deadline for First-Ever US Coal Ash Regulations in Response to Groups' Lawsuit

Environmental litigation prevails, local coal ash communities to gain some protection

January 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Late Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to finalize first-ever federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash by December 19, 2014, according to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental and public health groups including the Environmental Integrity Project and a Native American tribe. The settlement does not dictate the content of the final regulation, but it confirms that the agency will finalize a rule by a date certain after years of delay.

For the full press release, click here: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/epa-agrees-to-deadline-for-first-ever-u-s-coal-ash-regulations

For a copy of the settlement, click here: http://earthjustice.org/documents/legal-document/pdf/coal-ash-consent-decree