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Legal Challenges to Clean Power Plan Begin to Take Shape

Attorneys general from three states—Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia—stepped forward on May 5 to present their objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan. During testimony before…


Nation’s First Coal Ash Law Takes Effect in North Carolina

Though unsigned by its governor, North Carolina has enacted the nation's first comprehensive coal ash management law.  The statute, which took effect on Sept. 20, applies to all unlined dry…


President Obama Signs Pivotal Hydropower-Boosting Bills into Law

President Obama on Friday signed into law two bills that are designed to boost hydropower production in the U.S. H.R. 267, the "Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013," modifies the…