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EPA unveils final coal discharge rule

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EPA unveils final coal discharge rule

Photo: The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo. | AP Photo/J. David Ake. Article by Annie Snider.

The final rule is substantially similar to the standards EPA proposed in November 2019.

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled its latest effort to help the ailing coal sector, issuing its final rollback of an Obama-era rule that sought to protect drinking water supplies from toxic discharges from coal-fired power plants.

The rule: The final rule is substantially similar to the standards EPA proposed in November 2019 in altering the technologies required for treating two waste streams and offering power plants more time to install the new systems. […]

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