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Steven Burns Authored Article for Law360 Expert Analysis Regarding Coal Combustion Residual Closure by Removal

Steven Burns, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice, authored an article for Law 360’s Expert Analysis section entitled, “Can Citizen Groups Compel Ash Pond Closure By Removal?” In the article, Steven discusses legal and practical issues surrounding methods to close coal ash or coal combustion residuals (CCR) ponds. Citing a recent court decision concerning the logistics of pond closure by removal, he discussed solutions that maintain compliance with key environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act and CCR-specific rules.