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EPA Rolls Back Rule Protecting Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash

HeadlineSep 01, 2020

In environmental news, the Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era regulations that protect waterways near coal-fired power plants from being flooded with toxic coal ash. Earthjustice said in a statement Monday, “The Trump administration is once again jeopardizing people’s health to give coal power industry lobbyists what they want. The Trump administration’s rollback will be responsible for hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants contaminating sources of drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams every year.”

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