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Ash Pond Newsletter: November 2022

Posted on November 21, 2022

The following is a collection of ash pond news from November 2022. Our intent is to provide you with important news pieces to help inform your business decisions and keep you up to date about the coal and ash pond industry.

This downloadable newsletter provides resources and explanations of ash pond news concerning a number of topics, including:

  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a settlement with Evergy under the Coal Combustion Residuals Program. The settlement is in relation to Evergy’s retired Tecumseh Energy Central coal power plant located in Tecumseh, Kansas.
  • According to a report from Earthjustice and the Environmental Integrity Project, many coal ash impoundments nationwide are contaminating groundwater in violation of federal rules.
  • DTE Energy has filed a plan with Michigan state regulators that over the next two decades would retire their two remaining coal plants, Monroe Power Plant and Belle River Power Plant, and triple their renewable energy portfolio.
  • Xcel Energy recently announced a proposal to advance the retirement of coal operations at Tolk Generating Station in Texas to 2028, four years earlier than originally planned.