Today is the deadline for coal-fired power plants to post the results of their groundwater monitoring under the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 rule regulating the storage and disposal of coal ash. EPA required such monitoring to determine the extent to which coal ash impoundments and landfills were contaminating groundwater.
A pair of African elephants bathing in mud in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. The US is lifting a complete ban on big-game trophies from certain African countries. Photo: Felix Reinders/Barcroft Media, via Getty Images / New York Times
“If it’s anything approximating what he’s talking about, introduce legislation to nullify it. I’m assuming I’m not going to be the only one doing that,” Senator Jeff Flake said. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images / Politico
South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong (C), flanked by South Korea National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon (L) and South Korea’s ambassador to the US Cho Yoon-je (R), briefs reporters outside the West Wing of the White House on March 8, 2018. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images / Slate
A trust linked to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has filed a lawsuit against major international energy trading firms for their alleged role funneling bribes to corrupt company officials in exchange for rigged oil purchase contracts.