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Biden Administration Proposes Restoration of Mercury Pollution Rules

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed reinstating a legal finding that supports restrictions on the amount of mercury that may be discharged by power plants.

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Federal review of mining rule may speed up complaint process

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An upcoming federal review of a mining rule could help speed up the process for coalfield residents who file federal complaints about state mining agencies.

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Community groups challenge Trump Administration’s rule for coal mining violations

CONTACT: Aimee Erickson, Citizens Coal Council, Executive Director, aimee@citizenscoalcouncil.org Thomas Young, Sierra Club, thomas.young@sierraclub.org Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices, erin@appvoices.org Washington, DC — A coalition of environmental and community groups today brought a challenge to a Trump Administration rule designed to

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Trump Administration Rolls Back More Environmental Protections

President Donald Trump’s administration has made numerous cuts to environmental protections including those for methane emissions, protected waters, light bulb standards, and coal ash storage.

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The Trump Administration’s Environmental Record

A partial summary of President Donald Trump’s and his administration’s established track record of reducing environmental protections.

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Job Corps Sites to Remain Open

The Trump administration reversed its decision to privatize 16 federal job centers and close nine after public and political backlash.

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EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash Protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established new rules for the disposal and storage of toxic coal ash, replacing environmental safeguards put forth by the Obama Administration.

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The Cost of Trump’s Coal & Nuclear Bailout

A study found that the Trump Administration’s draft proposal to subsidize floundering coal and nuclear plants for two years could cost between $9.7 billion and $17.2 billion per year.

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Endangered Species Act Threatened

New guidelines from the Trump Administration alongside a congressional package of nine bills would bring massive changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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Spending Bill Sustains Appalachian Programs

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While the federal budget includes funding for programs like the Appalachian Regional Commission, the bill omitted the RECLAIM Act.

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