GOP Rep. Revives Bill To Cut EPA Out Of Coal Ash Regulation

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., on Monday resurrected legislation that would leave toxic coal ash regulation to states by preventing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from classifying it as a "hazardous substance" within its jurisdiction, after a previous version died in Congress last year.

The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act hews closely to the bill sponsored by McKinley and passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in October 2011. It provides minimum federal standards for handling coal ash but allowing states to craft a permit...
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