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Regulators Sticking to Water-Quality Standards Change

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia regulators are sticking with their proposal to change the way water-quality standards are calculated. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a document made public Friday insists the decision “does not automatically” translate into an increase in the amount of cancer-causing chemicals allowed to be discharged into state rivers and streams…. Read More

Power Play: Experts Say Killing Clean Power Plan Won’t Revive Coal

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Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case has major implications for the country’s policy on climate change. But some experts and industry leaders say the… Read More