Critics Call Federal Coal Ash Regulation Into Question

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 3:22 PM EST) -- With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency poised to issue first-ever federal rules for coal combustion waste disposal, critics said during a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Thursday that the new proposals could thwart coal ash recycling and interfere with state actions.

House Energy and Commerce energy and environment subcommittee members tangled over whether allowing coal ash to be regulated as a hazardous material would inadvertently undermine beneficial uses for recycled coal ash — including use in construction projects and cement mixing — and drive up...
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