The Coal Ash Rule: Regulation, Litigation, and Strategies to Minimize Risk

A Steptoe-sponsored event
December 13, 2017

Please join members of Steptoe’s Energy and Environmental, Products & Mass Tort Groups on Wednesday, December 13, for a webinar to discuss the implementation of the Coal Ash Rule, the current litigation landscape surrounding coal ash, and strategies for avoiding courtroom and regulatory challenges.

The Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities Final Rule (the Coal Ash Rule) is the first federal rule to regulate coal ash waste disposal. The Coal Ash Rule has proven controversial since it was first announced in 2015 and has given rise to regulatory changes, mass tort actions, and citizen suits under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The US Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it is considering rolling back portions of the Coal Ash Rule. Growing controversies over the disposal of coal ash, the Coal Ash Rule, and the future of coal ash regulation are not likely to end soon.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT 

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Featured Steptoe panelists include:
  • Anthony Hopp
  • Christopher Smith
  • Libretta Stennes
  • Moderator Steven J. Ross

The webinar will address:

  • Implementation of the Coal Ash Rule with particular emphasis on groundwater monitoring and corrective action
  • Activities by private citizen-plaintiffs and non-governmental organizations to litigate alleged RCRA violations and mass tort claims by allegedly impacted communities
  • Risk evaluation and mitigation

CLE credit is pending in AZ, CA, NY, and VA.