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EPA Moves to Deny Coal Ash Disposal at Six Massive Coal Power Plants 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed barring six coal-fired power plants in various states—a combined 11 GW—from disposing coal ash into unlined surface impoundments. The agency, however, also proposed…


Are We Headed for a Reliability Train Wreck?

So far, utilities have announced plans to retire some 93,000 MW (nameplate) of coal—almost half the existing coal fleet—by the end of this decade. Coal retirements combined with increasing penetration…


Biden Administration Rolls Out 'Durable' WOTUS Definition in Final Rule

The Biden administration has rolled out in a final what it says is a “durable” definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), potentially capping a legal and political battle that…


Four Large-Scale Solar Projects Fined $1.34M for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act with four separate large-scale solar farm owners in…


Why Sulfur Oxides Are Bad and How Flue Gas Desulfurization Technology Works
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Sulfur oxides (SOx) have several harmful effects both to the environment, and to human and animal health. Much of the SOx in the atmosphere comes from the burning of fossil…