The rule is expected to include requirements on how coal ash should be disposed, how existing coal ash pits should be cleaned up, whether coal ash should be designated as a hazardous material, and who should be responsible for enforcing the rules.
Right now, the criminal indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship -- charged with responsibility for the deaths of 29 coal miners in an April 2010 mine explosion -- is not available to the public.
The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would cap coal use by 2020. This staggering reversal of decades of Chinese energy policy was the inevitable result of China's recent pledge to peak CO2 use in 2030 or earlier, especially when combined with goals to slash air pollution. Here's why.