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EPA Plans to Stiffen Water Pollution Limits on Coal Power Plants

July 26, 2021, 6:07 PM

The EPA is moving to strengthen water pollution limits on certain coal-fired power plants, according to a notice set to be published in the Federal Register.

  • The agency said it intends to propose a new rule in the fall, after considering whether more-stringent limitations and standards are appropriate for wastewater from steam electric plants
  • EPA said it will continue enforcing current requirements that were imposed in 2015 and modified last year
  • “EPA determined that moving forward with implementing the existing regulations would ensure that water resources are protected now, while we quickly move to strengthen water quality protections and further ...