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Virginia lawmakers strike deal on bill directing Dominion to excavate coal ash

January 25, 2019

The agreement among Virginia lawmakers on Thursday marks a rare legislative intervention against utility plans to store coal ash at their plant sites as companies continue to clash with environmental groups over the most effective methods to handle the waste.

There was “very much a battle over whether this bill would get passed in any substantial form,” Nate Benforado, staff attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center who worked closely on the legislation, told Utility Dive.

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