Battle over Dominion coal-ash ponds heads to state water board this week

Washington Post: After months of contentious debate, a state regulatory board will decide this week whether to allow Dominion Virginia Power to divert water from coal-ash ponds into a nearby creek after treating that water to remove pollutants. The battle pits environmentalists and local elected officials -- both Democrats and Republicans — against a politically powerful utility company that, critics say, has won too much leniency from the state. Advocates fighting Dominion’s proposal last year exposed the existence......

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