October or November Vote for Bill Protecting Ash Recycling

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced August 29 that HR 2273 – the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act” – will likely be voted on by the full House of Representatives in October or November.

HR 2273 (read more about it here) will protect the environment by setting up new standards for coal ash disposal and will protect coal ash recycling by preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from labeling coal ash as “hazardous waste.”

Majority Leader Cantor made the announcement in a memo to Republicans that outlines House legislative priorities for the fall. Congress will return from its August recess after Labor Day to an ambitious agenda focused on encouraging jobs and combating overreaching environmental and labor regulations.

Majority Leader Cantor included coal ash in a list of 10 regulations he contended were the “most harmful” to job creation. “By pursuing a steady repeal of job-destroying regulations, we can help lift the cloud of uncertainty hanging over small and large employers alike, empowering them to hire more workers,” Cantor wrote in his memo, the complete text of which can be found here.

Coal ash recycling supporters can help ensure HR 2273 passes by a wide margin this fall by contacting their U.S. Representatives and urging them to vote YES on HR 2273.  Members of the House need to know that they have constituents who care about protecting coal ash recycling.

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Posted by: on: Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:57