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Illinois faces challenges in addressing coal ash contamination

Despite Illinois passing a law five years ago to manage coal ash contamination, progress has stalled, leaving environmental advocates concerned.

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports for Grist.

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Biden's aggressive new climate policy targets coal pollution

President Biden has introduced stringent regulations on coal power plants to reduce pollution and transition to cleaner energy sources.

Alex Guillén and Zack Colman report for Politico.

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Indonesian utility PLN ordered to disclose coal plants’ emissions data

There’s a long history of various government ministries simply refusing to comply with its orders for data disclosure, and it’s not clear whether PLN will buck that trend.

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Environmentalists rattled by radioactive risks of toxic coal ash

The EPA now recognizes the risks of gamma radiation from radium in coal ash, but many states aren’t even sure where the toxic waste has been used. In Alabama, environmental regulators say they do not track so-called ‘beneficial’ uses of coal ash.
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Dismantling of TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant raises concerns over waste

Environmental activists are concerned about hazardous waste transport in dismantling of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant.
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Utah's tug-of-war between coal and clean energy

As the federal government is incentivizing states to transition to cleaner sources of energy through unprecedented funding, Utah’s Republican supermajority legislature is hesitant to accept the cash, fearing emissions regulations may be “overreaching.”

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Negotiations begin over coal ash storage issues in Mobile, Alabama

A federal judge's recent dismissal of an environmental lawsuit paves the way for settlement talks between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Power regarding coal ash storage in Mobile, Alabama.

Lee Hedgepeth reports for Inside Climate News.

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