Boxer Asks Senate To Protect EPA Coal Ash Oversight

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Wednesday urged her U.S. Senate colleagues not to support a recently passed House bill putting the regulation of coal ash in the hands of states rather than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the legislation would not protect public safety.

While supporters of the bill — H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act — say it will protect the public from coal ash, a potentially toxic byproduct of coal burning, by giving states authority over its handling and disposal,...
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