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The Coal Ash Rule: Regulation, Litigation, and Strategies to Minimize Risk

Steptoe & Johnson’s Energy and Environmental, Products & Mass Tort Groups will host a webinar to discuss the implementation of the Coal Ash Rule, the current litigation landscape surrounding coal ash, and strategies for avoiding courtroom and regulatory challenges.

The complimentary one-hour event will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at noon Eastern time.

The Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities Final Rule (the Coal Ash Rule) is the first federal rule to regulate coal ash waste disposal, the firm says on its website. The Coal Ash Rule has proven controversial since it was first announced in 2015 and has given rise to regulatory changes, mass tort actions, and citizen suits under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The US Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it is considering rolling back portions of the Coal Ash Rule. Growing controversies over the disposal of coal ash, the Coal Ash Rule, and the future of coal ash regulation are not likely to end soon.

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