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EPA Admits: No End in Sight for Developing Coal Ash Regulations
If there was ever any doubt that Congress should act now to create coal ash disposal regulations, a recent court filing spells out the truth: Four years after the highly publicized failure of a disposal impoundment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is nowhere near completing regulations ...
Read More posted by: on: Nov 01, 2012 @ 05:32
What’s in Coal Ash? The Same Stuff as Dirt…
Anti-coal environmental groups love to rave about “toxin-laden” coal ash, but have you noticed they never explain what that means? That’s because the “toxins” in coal ash are the same ones in your backyard soil – and in similar concentrations. The American Coal Ash Association recently publish...
Read More posted by: on: Aug 20, 2012 @ 01:25
New U.S. Senate Bill Protects Environment and Coal Ash Recycling
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to establish coal ash disposal regulations nears the end of its fourth year with no conclusion in sight, U.S. Senators are acting to create meaningful regulations that can take effect now while simultaneously protecting coal ash recycling. &...
Read More posted by: on: Aug 18, 2012 @ 12:41
ACT NOW to Support Coal Ash Provisions in Transportation Bill!
A new online tool has been created at www.RegulateCoalAshRight.com to help people contact their Congressional representatives in support of legislation that would prevent a “hazardous waste” designation for coal ash.  Lawmakers from both the House and Senate are now working to craft a fin...
Read More posted by: on: May 23, 2012 @ 10:19
Anti-Coal Groups Trying to Avoid Blame for Hurting Recycling
            Faced with mounting evidence that their push for a “hazardous waste” designation for coal ash is harming environmentally beneficial recycling activities, anti-coal groups are falling back on an old strategy: Accuse “industry” of “misleading” the pub...
Read More posted by: on: Feb 07, 2012 @ 12:33
Coal Ash Recycling Declining Amid Regulatory Controversy
            Coal ash recycling rates stalled after eight years of dramatic growth when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began reconsidering a “hazardous waste” designation for ash that is disposed. Now, as EPA’s activities drag on, recycling rates have ...
Read More posted by: on: Jan 27, 2012 @ 04:44
White House Petition Drive Reaches Goal!
Citizens for Recycling First has succeeded in gathering 5,000 signatures for its petition on a new White House website that promises a response from the Obama Administration. A total of 5,133 signatures were gathered by the October 24 deadline. According to the White House website, the ad...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 25, 2011 @ 04:20
Bill to Protect Coal Ash Recycling Filed in U.S. Senate
            A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. Senators filed a bill on October 20 to create enforceable national coal ash disposal standards while protecting coal ash recycling from an unwarranted “hazardous waste” designation.   ...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 21, 2011 @ 11:49
U.S. House Passes Bill to Protect Coal Ash Recycling
The U.S. House of Representatives on October 14 passed legislation designed to protect coal ash recycling and strengthen coal ash disposal regulations without a “hazardous waste” designation for the material. HR 2273 – the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act” – was approved by a bipa...
Read More posted by: on: Oct 14, 2011 @ 01:38
Five Easy Things You Can Do to Help Our White House Petition Succeed
Citizens for Recycling First has placed a petition on a new White House website that promises a response from the Obama Administration if we can get 5,000 signatures by October 24. You can sign the petition by clicking here: http://wh.gov/gu4         ...
Read More posted by: on: Sep 30, 2011 @ 12:31