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US: Rolling Back Coal Ash Rules Threatens Health

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Expand A coal ash pile in Guayama, Puerto Rico © 2019 for Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC)—The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to significantly weaken rules governing coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal, poses a serious threat to public health and will make air and water pollution worse, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission opposing the proposed changes. “President Trump has repeatedly touted the need for clean air and water while his administration guts rules to accomplish that,” said Sarah Saadoun, business and human rights researcher at Human…

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