POWERnews [Jan. 30, 2014]

Legal Deadline Set for EPA's Coal Ash Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must issue a proposed revision of its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D rules regulating coal combustion residuals no later than Dec. 19, 2014,…

Obama in SOTU: “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy Is Working

President Obama spoke briefly about energy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, though he declared at the outset: “The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few…

Safety and Oil & Gas Boom Focus of N.D. Generation Conference

The 35th Annual Energy Generation Conference (EGC) held in Bismarck, N.D., Jan. 28–30, highlighted the importance of North Dakota to national discussions of energy policy. The opening session focused on…

Okla. Asks Supreme Court to Review EPA Regional Haze Suit

Oklahoma has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lawsuit that challenges the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) authority to reject a state regional haze plan and replace it with…

Idling of Two Coal-Fired Plants Will Cost Jobs

Big Rivers Electric Corp.—a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative serving western Kentucky—plans to idle two of its coal-fired power plants following the loss of its largest industrial load. The…

GE Hitachi, Feds Reach Settlement in False Claims ESBWR Lawsuit

General Electric Hitachi (GE Hitachi) will pay $2.7 million under a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve allegations that the company made false statements about a…

NRC Delays Issuance of Final Nuclear Waste Confidence Rule

Issuance of the revised final Waste Confidence Decision and Temporary Storage Rule will be delayed until at least early October, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on Thursday.  The NRC…