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Steven A. Burns, partner in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala., office and member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Section, was quoted by Law 360 on August 21, 2015, regarding ongoing petitions against the EPA’s coal combustion residual disposal rule. Mr. Burns provided insight on industry concerns regarding specific portions of the rule, including the EPA’s definition of what constitutes a beneficial use of coal combustion residue. Mr. Burns also discussed the EPA’s authority in regulating the issue and case law precedent.