White House Undercuts Coal Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

Environment News Service: Coal-fired power plants, many operating with expired permits, have become the largest source of toxic water pollution in the United States, finds new research released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups. In April, the U.S. EPA proposed the nation`s first standards to regulate this pollution, but the White House Office of Management and Budget has weakened the proposed standards, the groups claim. Their report, "Closing the Floodgates: How the Coal Industry Is Poisoning......

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