Senator To Press Fly Ash Issue With EPA Nominee

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the aftermath of a billion-gallon sludge slide from a Tennessee fly ash waste pond, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is pushing to make sure President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for the nation's top environmental post has a plan to prevent future mishaps.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the power to regulate fly ash storage and disposal, Boxer's office told Tennessee media outlets Monday, and Lisa P. Jackson, Obama's nominee to run the agency, will be asked to provide a plan to that effect.

Jackson's confirmation...
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