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EPA Finalizes First National Regulations for Coal Ash

December 19, 2014

The federal government has released the nation’s first-ever rules on how to handle, store and dispose of waste from coal-fired power plants. The final iteration of the regulations has largely disappointed environmental groups—who hoped for more stringent rules. Industry groups … Read Story

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A Deeper Look at Kentucky’s Delinquent Mines

December 10, 2014

Last month, a joint project by NPR and Mine Safety and Health News revealed that many of the nation’s mines—coal and otherwise—operate despite owing large sums of money to the federal government for health and safety violations. The government rarely … Read Story