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Category: Coal Ash Handling

Coal Industry Bailout – Could It Happen?

The coal industry has seen tighter regulations and some challenges posed by natural gas over the past decade. But if the Trump administration has its way with a controversial new plan, the coal industry could receive what amounts to a bailout from government intervention in the market. In June, President… Read More

Where Will the Coal Industry Go Under President Trump?

The November elections have come and gone, and President-elect Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. With a Trump administration comes hope for the beleaguered coal industry, which flew under the radar as an issue during the campaign season for all… Read More

Coal Ash Handling Problems Continue for One Utility

Earlier in October, a Southern utility was dealt another setback by the courts when a U.S. District Court judge rejected the energy company’s latest motion to dismiss claims from environmentalist groups. The decision continues a legal action initiated against the utility by the Yadkin Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, regarding claims… Read More

The Real Cost of Poor Coal Ash Handling

What is the true cost of poor coal ash handling procedures and systems that aren’t up to current standards? Try $102 million. That’s the total number a utility company in the South paid to the EPA in February, 2015 for coal ash contamination in an alleged 14 coal ash storage… Read More