DOI Extends Comment Period On New Pa. Coal Ash Standards

Law360, Philadelphia (September 24, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has extended the public comment period and scheduled public hearings for a controversial amendment allowing the “beneficial” use of coal ash in Pennsylvania in response to requests from two environmental groups, the agency said Monday.

While the comment period was originally scheduled to last until the middle of August, just weeks after the rule change was announced on July 11, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Citizens Coal Council requested additional time so that affected citizens could better articulate their...
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