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Bill Blocking Coal Ash ‘Hazardous Waste’ Designation Headed to House Floor
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on July 13 approved a bill that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash disposal as a “hazardous waste” while simultaneously directing states to enact enforceable permit programs modeled after...
Read More posted by: on: Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:58
Study Says Coal Ash Regulation Could Kill Thousands of Jobs
 The proposed federal regulation of coal ash from electric utility generating units would result in as many as 316,000 lost jobs in the United States, according to an economic analysis released June 15. These job losses, as well as other economic impacts such as electricity price increases ...
Read More posted by: on: Jul 01, 2011 @ 08:26
Coal Ash and Household Trash – How Do They Compare?
In advancing a bill that would regulate coal ash disposal without creating an unwarranted “hazardous waste” stigma for coal ash, members of Congress are creating a states-led regulatory program patterned after one that already works well for municipal solid waste – also known as “MSW” or “househ...
Read More posted by: on: Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:37
House Subcommittee Passes Bill Blocking Coal Ash 'Hazardous Waste' Designation
A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on June 21 approved a bill that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash disposal as a “hazardous waste” while simultaneously directing states to enact enforceable permit programs.  The House Energy and C...
Read More posted by: on: Jun 29, 2011 @ 10:05
44 U.S. Senators Ask White House to Act on Coal Ash
            A bipartisan group of 44 United States Senators has sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking his Administration to quickly finalize new coal ash disposal regulations without labeling the resource a “hazardous waste.” &nbs...
Read More posted by: on: May 27, 2011 @ 12:22
Plenty of Coal Ash Will Need Recycling in Coming Decades
             Coal is likely to remain the dominant source of American electricity for decades to come, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.  That means tens of millions ...
Read More posted by: on: May 26, 2011 @ 07:48
Citizens for Recycling First Testifies Before Congress
            Citizens for Recycling First testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on May 12 that regulatory uncertainty created by federal environmental regulators is harming coal ash recycling activities today.  ...
Read More posted by: on: May 12, 2011 @ 03:10
Federal Highway Administration Report Supports Coal Ash Use
            A U.S. Federal Highway Administration supported program aimed at advancing concrete paving technologies has identified coal fly ash as a “promising technology that can be used now to enhance concrete paving practices.”  &n...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 29, 2011 @ 09:10
Recycle Those Light Bulbs! (They’re More ‘Toxic’ than Coal Ash)
            America’s push to use more energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs may be having an unintended negative effect on our environment – namely the release of large quantities of mercury because of improper disposal.  ...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 26, 2011 @ 03:48
Do Something for Coal Ash Recycling This Earth Day
Today is “Earth Day” in celebrations across the world – and a good time to remember the contributions that coal ash recycling makes in improving our environment. There are many good reasons to view coal ash as a resource, rather than a waste. Recycling it conserves natural resources and s...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 22, 2011 @ 10:54