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EPA prepares second overhaul of power plant rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a second overhaul to the way coal-fired power plants are regulated, a change to the Obama-era rule limiting mercury emissions that environmentalists have supported.

EPA revises Obama-era coal ash regulations

As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.

Riverstone completes $1.8B buyout of Talen Energy

HELENA, Mont. (AP) ��� Riverstone Holdings LLC has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of Talen Energy Corp., the Pennsylvania company that is the operator and co-owner of Montana's Colstrip power plant.The private company announced the merger's completion on Tuesday.The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reports that Ralph Alexander will replace Paul Farr as Talen's president and CEO. The newspaper says Farr signed a $21 million severance agreement last year.