WED AM Update: Natural Resources Board to consider plan to transfer coal ash landfill regulation to DNR

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-- The Natural Resources Board meets today to vote on a plan to transfer regulatory authority of coal ash landfills to the DNR.
Landfills storing the residuals of coal plants in Wisconsin are currently regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. But the plan would allow the state to petition the federal government to hand over coal ash landfill regulations to DNR.
Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants. According to the EPA, improperly...

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