More Coal Ash Hearings Added and Comment Deadline Extended

            Citizens concerned about protecting coal ash recycling now have more opportunities to make their voices heard.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added public hearings in two more cities – Pittsburgh and Louisville – and has extended the official public comment period on proposed coal ash disposal rules until November 19, 2010.

            There are now seven public hearings scheduled, with the first two occurring next week in Washington, DC, and Denver.  Citizens for Recycling First will attend all of the hearings to testify and share information with others about why recycling should be a preferred alternative to disposal.

            If you would like to volunteer to help Citizens for Recycling First at one or more of the hearings, please send a message to  A complete list of hearing dates and locations is included below.

            If you would like to register to speak at one of the hearings, you can do so on EPA’s web site at Speakers are allowed three minutes each and are also allowed to submit longer written statements if they desire. Registration is not required, but will help the hearings run more smoothly.

            Each hearing will run from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The dates and locations of the hearings are as follows:

Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202.

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO, 80202.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75207.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Charlotte (Airport) 2707 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC, 28214.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Seelbach Hilton, 500 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2518.


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