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Dispatches from the Frontlines of Coal Ash: Chicago EPA Hearing

Coal ash is the toxic waste from burning coal. Under the federal rule, half of the country’s coal ash is unregulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Prompted by a lawsuit, communities recently won a watershed commitment by the agency to begin closing these loopholes, leading to a new draft rule and public comment period.

The final new rule is expected to be issued in May 2024.To learn more,


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